Avalanche: Other Regions

Location: Cooper landing

Route & General Observations

Straight up

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Forecaster Comments

This area is south of the forecast zone, and has a shallow snowpack - reported around 2' in the valley bottom for total snow depth. Ridgetop temperatures rose quite quickly on the 26th and reached 40F just before the avalanche, while temperatures in the valley were still below 30F.

Thank you to the individual for sharing their experience. We are very grateful they are alright and were able to get out of the way.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger No
Avalanche Type Wet Loose SnowAspect South
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Run 2000ft  
Near Miss / Accident Details
Number Caught/Carried? 1Number Partially Buried?0
Number Fully Buried?0Number Injured?0
Number Fatalities?0  
Avalanche Details

Bootpacking up old avalanche debris in a chute. A natural wet slide released above me. I got run over by the first blast where it took my glasses, and some stuff I had strapped to my pack. Then I ran to the side. Not sure how high up it started, but it was moving fast and had some good momentum and roll. I would estimate D3, there was a significant river of debris that keep coming.

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