Avalanche: Twin Lakes Pass

Observer Name
Mike
Observation Date
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Occurrence Date
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Occurence Time
11:00am

Region:

Location Name or Route
Twin Lakes Pass, East Chutes
Elevation
9800
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
35
Trigger
Snowboarder
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
18"
Width
80
Vertical
300
Comments
My partner and I rode a NE facing chute along the tree line and triggered 2 separate slides with crowns roughly 18" deep. We were out of the way, but they both ran a few hundred feet. While skinning out, we remotely triggered 3 more small slides from about 50 meters away (pics attached below). With the winds as strong as they were when we left out of the west, I would think tomorrow's danger would be considerable for deeper wind slabs at all elevations w/ significant snow NE through SE.
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