Avalanche: Dutch Draw

Observer Name
Jake Hutchinson
Observation Date
Friday, December 26, 2014
Occurrence Date
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Occurence Time
Overnight

Region:

Location Name or Route
High Dutch
Elevation
9800
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Unknown
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
unknown
Width
200
Vertical
800
Snow Profile Comments

Snow profile from Moon Rocks, north of Dutch Draw in Red Pine Canyon

Comments

Snowpack has adjusted to load placed on it, but still able to trigger an avalanche.  These are low likelihood, high consequence events.  Skiing on 30-32 degrees was stellar today, possibly the best day I've had in the last 5 years.

Comments

Forecaster's note:  The larger Dutch Draw slide in the photo below happened very late afternoon or overnight on the 25th. Trigger unknown.   (Smaller slide is a few days older.)  This photo was taken several hours before there was another skier triggered slide in Dutch Draw on the afternoon of the 26th.

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