Avalanche: Sliver peak

Observer Name
Kyle O'Donnell
Observation Date
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Region
Sliver peak
Location Name or Route
NE bowl of Silver peak
Elevation
9,800'
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Skier
Depth
4"
Width
10'
Snow Profile Comments
Slide occurred at interface of new snow and old surface layer. The surface of the old snow was damp and slushy, and the surface snow was also somewhat wet.
Comments
We hiked out the 9990 gate. On the way up we saw no activity. Stomping on steep (35-40 degree) test slopes along the ridge yielded no slides. As we were approaching our decent  15 - 20 minutes of green housing occurred (roughly around 11:45). My partner dropped in and skied to a stand of trees. I followed. The upper part of the run skiied fine, with only minor sluffing. My partner decided to cut across the slope before dropping into the second leg of our decent. A 4" deep 10' wide  wet slab released, traveling roughly 250 feet downslope. We descended one at a time  on the bed surface of the slide, which was damp to the touch. Sorry I don't have a picture. It was pretty foggy and it wouldn't show up.

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