Avalanche: Chalk Creek

Observer Name
Craig Gordon/Dave Kikkert
Observation Date
Monday, March 9, 2015
Occurrence Date
Monday, March 9, 2015
Occurence Time
Afternoon

Region:

Location Name or Route
East Fork Chalk Creek
Elevation
10600
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
15
Vertical
100
Carried
1
Caught
1
Comments

Fifth person on the slope triggered this hard slab that broke to weak snow near the ground. More the exception than the rule, but these lingering pockets still exist in steep, rocky terrain with a shallow, weak snowpack.
 

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