Avalanche: Cutler Ridge

Observer Name
brian smith
Observation Date
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Occurrence Date
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Occurence Time
2:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
cutler ridge 8200ft.
Elevation
8200
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
32
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
12"
Width
70
Vertical
30
Comments

I forgot to include the photo of a sympathetically triggered wind slab with yesterday's observation. This was a 12 inch deep wind slab on a quite protected slope at 8200 ft. near the Ben Lomond weather station. I was surprised as this is a slope in the trees protected from the main winds but still wind loaded and only 32 degrees. The winds have definitley increased the hazard.

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