Avalanche: West Monitor

Observer Name
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Observation Date
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Occurrence Date
Monday, February 19, 2018
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
West Monitor Bowl
Elevation
10100
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Depth
2'
Width
500
Vertical
600
Comments

This avalanche was different than the other ones I saw today, it looked like it went into old snow and the crown was at least 200 feet down the slope. It looked like a new snow only slide started just below the ridge line then it stepped down a third of the way down the slope, it appeared to go on the same layer as Fridays skier triggered slide just to the east of it. It was quite wide stretching from Fridays skier triggered avalanche all the way around until the aspect turns SE facing. The debris pile was exceptionally large and ran quite a ways out on the flats almost going past the aspens.

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