Avalanche: Millcreek

Observer Name
Ted Scroggin
Observation Date
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Occurrence Date
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Mill Creek
Elevation
10600
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
200
Vertical
175
Comments
Thought I would check out some of the weaker snow pack areas around the Mill Creek drainage since things have been a little quiet over there. I spotted this sled triggered slide that may have happened on Sunday with the nice weather and new snow. It looks like the slide started as a shallow wind slab then stepped down into weak snow near the ground. This slope avalanches quite often when southwest winds grabs snow from the large fetch and deposits it onto the leeward side.
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