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Avalanche: Red Top

Observer Name
BC
Observation Date
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Avalanche Date
Friday, March 15, 2019
Region
Red Top
Location Name or Route
White Pine, Red Top
Elevation
10,700'
Aspect
West
Trigger
Natural
Depth
2'
Width
300'
Comments
I'm submitting this because I don't see another observation reporting this yet. I'm hoping that someone who was up in White Pine got a better look at this than I did, as I only saw it from North Thunder Peak in Hogum. From North Thunder I was able to see a large slab avalanche on the west aspect of Red Top. It appeared to be a few hundred feet wide and was most likely our most recent storm snow (~2') sliding on a crust. I couldn't see any ski tracks in the vicinity. The crown looked sharp, so it appeared to be fairly fresh (likely releasing 3/14 or 15), but again I was several drainages away so didn't get a great look. If from 5/15 it's a significant outlier, as loose avalanches were the norm. If older, then likely just a storm or wind slab that pulled out near the end of our storm. 
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