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Avalanche: Knob Mountain

Observer Name
John Pikus & Zeb Engberg
Observation Date
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Avalanche Date
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Region
Skyline » Cedar Creek » Knob Mountain
Location Name or Route
Knob Mountain North Face
Elevation
10,000'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
42°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
300'
Vertical
300'
Comments
This natural avalanche presumably occured during the storm or the high winds that followed it. This area gets heavily windloaded in south wind events and a cornice was starting to form above the start zone. Similar-looking but smaller avalanches were peppered along the ridge leading northeast from the summit of Knob Mountain.
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