Avalanche: Blue Slide Fork

Observer Name
Kobernik/Kendall
Observation Date
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Occurrence Date
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Region:

Location Name or Route
South Blue Slide Fork of Pleasant Creek
Elevation
10200
Aspect
North
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
50
Vertical
80
Comments

Small pocket that released toward the end of the storm.

Comments

We were skiing in the lower angle terrain adjacent to the small avalanche and came across these stress cracks where the weak layer collapsed and caused the snow surface to "spiderweb".  The slope is not steep enough to avalanche though.

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