Avalanche: Shingle Mill Canyon

Observer Name
Hardesty
Observation Date
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Occurrence Date
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Region:

Location Name or Route
Shingle Mill
Elevation
9100
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
42
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
Density Change
Depth
7"
Width
50
Vertical
200
Comments

I intentionally ski cut a mid-slope steep roll-over on a terrain feature in the storm snow.  Primary contributing factor was a significant increase in slope angle with warming/greenhousing perhaps fostering more "slab characteristics" and propagation potential than in other observations along the way.  Weakness was density change just 8" down within the storm snow.  No other signs of instability noted along the tour other than clockwork warming/dampening of new snow on exit back into Big Springs.

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