Avalanche: Cardiac Ridge

Observer Name
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Observation Date
Monday, October 28, 2019
Avalanche Date
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Region
Cardiac Ridge
Location Name or Route
Cardiac Ridge
Elevation
10,900'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
10"
Width
30'
Vertical
1,000'
Comments
Saw this slide on Cardiac Ridge today, seemed to be new snow only but ended up making a good debris pile at the bottom. I could see a shallow crown up in the top of the chute, it was most likely a wind slab that pulled out naturally during the storm and ran long and fast on the slick melt freeze crust that formed Friday on the E facing. There was allot of sluffing on the ridge and bowl but this was the only one with a crown.

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