Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: North Bowl

Route & General Observations

South fork eagle river trailhead to hunter pass, up to the summit of north bowl. Snow picked up through the afternoon, reducing visibility.


Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect North Northwest
Elevation 3400ftSlope Angle 33deg
Crown DepthunknownWidth 100ft
Vertical Run 500ft  
Avalanche Details

Skinned up the ridge line to ~3700', at 1300 our party felt a collapse. Shooting cracks propagated across the slope creating the release in north bowl. Estimated size 100' wide, running 500' vertical.
*poor quality photos*

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

localized collapses on convexities. Snow covered crown face from previous storm. Wind effect on ridges.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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light winds in the morning as snow moved in the afternoon.

Snow surface

dust on punchy crust


no formal stability tests performed

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