Avalanche: Logan

Observer Name
Jeremy Jensen
Observation Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Occurrence Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Occurence Time
12:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Castle Rock
Elevation
9600
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Snowboarder
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
14"
Width
60
Vertical
1250
Comments

Lookers right slide: Slab broke at first turn and ran full slope. Rider (powsurfer) was aware and was able to easily out run the debris. 14" or so deep running about 1000ft.

Lookers left slide:  5" deep or so on an area that had previously slid naturally a day or two prior. Debris funneled into the chute and skier was able to avoid any incident. 

Comments

Shallow slabs were observed throughout the area triggered by snowmobiles. All were manageable and in predictable areas of loading and slope convexity. 

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