Avalanche: Cascade Ridge

Observer Name
Staples, Covington, Woodruff
Observation Date
Monday, March 5, 2018
Occurrence Date
Sunday, March 4, 2018

Region:

Location Name or Route
near Cascade Saddle
Elevation
9600
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3"
Width
800
Vertical
500
Comments

Spotted this slide along the Cascade ridgeline. Failed just below an obvious stripe of dust in a layer of facets. These facets were not as obvious in the crown near the ridgetop as they were on a lower slope much lower.

I was impressed how far downhill this slab fractured. It's likely that much larger avalanches happened in some of the bigger bowls.

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