Avalanche: Bunch Grass

Observer Name
Alyson Ward
Observation Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Occurrence Date
Monday, December 25, 2017
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Bunchgrass
Elevation
8700
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
35
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
unknown
Width
25
Vertical
70
Comments
Widespread collapsing, especially in sparsely covered, brushy areas. Collapsing continued, albeit decreased in severity with elevation and aspect. Soft to medium density wind slabs on all aspects.In areas with dense slabs there were shooting cracks along the uptrack. Choose to ski conservatively, on 25 to 28 degree slopes. The soft slab was good skiing and fast.
Coordinates