Avalanche: Shot Gun Chute

Observer Name
willie holdman
Observation Date
Friday, January 1, 2016
Occurrence Date
Friday, January 1, 2016
Occurence Time
2:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Box Elder - Shotgun Chute (East chute)
Elevation
10300
Aspect
North
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
18"
Width
40
Vertical
200
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Partly
1
Comments

Lots of wind build up. We hiked in the pines until there were no more pines, then the ridge line. Fierce winds all day, and probably some from pervious day.

Coordinates