Avalanche: Cougar Peak

Observer Name
Nick Benoit
Observation Date
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Occurrence Date
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Occurence Time
4:30pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Cougar Peak
Elevation
7600
Slope Angle
35
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Loose Wet Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
8"
Width
35
Vertical
200
Comments
Lots of wet loose sluff at lower elevations in Cherry Creek. On a traverse across a steep slope some sluff picked up speed and ran around 200 vertical feet.
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