Avalanche: Days Draw

Observer Name
K Andrews
Observation Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Occurrence Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Occurence Time
1:00pm

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Location Name or Route
Days Draw
Elevation
9900
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Dry Loose
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
Graupel
Depth
7"
Width
15
Vertical
100
Comments
The new snow was very sensitive today and class I avalanches were easily triggered with a turn on any slope greater than 35 degrees. We probably triggered 20 small class I "sluff" avalanches over the course of 2 runs. Totally manageable, but communication and safety zones were key. We didn't look closely, but there's a good chance that the weak layer was the graupel that fell Wednesday. All avalanches were within the new snow from Thursday and today (Saturday).
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