Avalanche: Hoyt Peak

Observer Name
Michael Janulaitis
Observation Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Occurrence Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Region:

Location Name or Route
Hoyt Peak Shoulder
Elevation
9800
Aspect
Northwest
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Width
250
Vertical
200
Comments

This slope was heavily loaded during our wind event on the 22nd.  I haven't been to area since so the occurrence date is a guess.  Last week, this slope was hit hard by riders jumping off the top and landing below the crown location possibly helping stabilize the snowpack below the new snow.

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