Avalanche: White Pine

Observer Name
Bruce Tremper
Observation Date
Friday, February 8, 2019
Avalanche Date
Friday, February 8, 2019
Region
White Pine
Location Name or Route
White Pine
Elevation
9,000'
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
39°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
12"
Width
50'
Vertical
50'
Comments
We came upon a small, natural, wind slab avalanches on a steep, wind loaded rollover near the basin bottom of White Pine.  The winds are getting into even mid elevation terrain.  We did not see any other natuaral avalanches up higher today although the wind loading was very rapid along the upper elevation ridges.  The top of Birthday Chutes looked to be loading faster than any other place in the drainage.  The second photo is strong wind loading occurring near White Pine Lake with Lake Peak in the background.
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