Avalanche: Wedding Ring Ridge

Observer Name
Brett Kobernik
Observation Date
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Occurrence Date
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Occurence Time
Morning

Region:

Location Name or Route
Wedding Ring, just off SR31
Elevation
9900
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Comments

Four different avalanches released along the Wedding Ring Ridge early this morning.  A bump in wind speeds and a few more inches of snow was enough to tip the balance.

Comments

The deep unconsolidated snow made travel difficult so no one was able to get into any of the steep terrain.  However, note the snowmobile track near the bottom of this slide.  Be careful not to get too close under these slopes right now.  As things settle over the next few days, travel will become easier.  Keep in mind the snowpack is going to stay unstable through the weekend with an elevated avalanche danger.

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