Avalanche: Girdwood

Location: Goat Mountain

Route & General Observations

See photos: Recent glide avalanches observed on Goat – the two close together on looker’s left (to the west), the lower one went last night and the upper starting sagging open today and eventually released at 4:30 pm. Additional cracks around the avalanches. The glide avalanche that released on 1.19 is still easy to see with additional cracking around that as well. There are also a couple of glide cracks on Raggedtop’s south side.

My photos were taken at 2:30 pm. The glide avalanche in George’s photo happened at 4:30 pm.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type GlideAspect South Southwest
Elevation 2300ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth8ftWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Very light scattered snow showers
Temperatures in the mid 30°Fs at 1700' and high 20°Fs at 2800'

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