Avalanche: Chilly Peak Slabs

Observer Name
Doug Wewer
Observation Date
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Occurrence Date
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Occurence Time
Unknown

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Location Name or Route
Chilly Peak Slabs
Elevation
8200
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Vertical
2250
Comments

This cluster of avalanches includes the ZeroG chute slide that Bill Brandt reported on 2/9.  All of the runouts are above the Environmental Center area of North Fork Park.  Visibility wasn't great today, but I was able to make out the outline of a slab near Chilly peak, as well as the large debris piles from at least five individual sub-drainages.  It appears possible that all of these slides slid sympathetic to each other, possibly triggered by a slab that failed near the ridgeline.  Measured from north to south, this cluster of avalanches spans nearly a mile.

Comments

Close up of slab the released near the summit of Chilly Peak.

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Close up of debris pile in center of cluster.

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