Avalanche: Cherry Creek Canyon

Observer Name
William Rouse
Observation Date
Friday, March 29, 2019
Avalanche Date
Friday, March 29, 2019
Region
Cherry Creek Canyon
Location Name or Route
Cherry Creek
Elevation
6,100'
Aspect
North
Trigger
Skier
Depth
4"
Width
5'
Comments
Dry snow avys still possible on weak layers from overloading. This small soft slab was triggered by my ski cut into the creek bottom. Ran on sluck rain crust at low elevation. The new snow was heavy and had bonded poorly. Much better stability higher at 7000 (top of summit chair) and wind drifting would be of more concern. Lots of groups dropping into the backcountry. At least go one at a time and find a safe place to stop!!
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