Avalanche: Pioneer Peak

Observer Name
B
Observation Date
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Occurrence Date
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Occurence Time
Overnight

Region:

Location Name or Route
E through ENE Ridge of Pioneer into Snake Creek Canyon
Elevation
10200
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Sympathetic Release
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
18"
Width
150
Vertical
450
Comments

E through ENE aspect of Pioneer Peak into Snake Creek Canyon appeared to Natural overnight, and or during the early morning hours. Slide appeared to be a Wind Slab that was Cross Loaded from the yesterdays afternoon and evening NW Winds. The Slide easily seen in the picture appeared to Sympathetically Release the Gully that is just to the Rider's Left, and this Slide appeared to be about 2/3's the size of the pictured Slide. Debris appeared to pile up to at least 3 and a half feet deep  in areas. Crown appeared to range from 12 inches to at least 18. 

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