Avalanche: South Monitor Bowl

Observer Name
Chris
Observation Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Occurrence Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Occurence Time
7:00am

Region:

Location Name or Route
South Monitor
Elevation
10000
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
3"
Width
50
Vertical
70
Comments
Nothing too notable, we were walking along the ridge trying to get a peek at the cornice at the top of South Monitor this morning. Right as I approached a low point I thought I heard a collapse. It took me a minute to notice that 50' in front of me, on the slope below the cornice, a small pocket had ripped out. Only 3" deep and 50' wide, we watched it sift through the trees.
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