Avalanche: Chugach State Park

Location: Rabbit lake trail below Ptarmigan Pass

Route & General Observations

Skinning out from rabbit lake, blowing 25+ from the East

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Yes
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect South Southeast
Elevation 2800ftSlope Angle 30deg
Crown Depth 8inWidth 35ft
Vertical Run 5ft  
Avalanche Details

Triggered a tiny soft wind slab on a rollover skinning back from Rabbit Lake on Sunday morning 2/5. As I started up the feature the slab broke 10' above me. The feature was so small the slab broke apart, started moving and immediately stopped on the flat terrain I was on.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Wind blowing hard from the east. Lots of snow blowing around.

Snow surface

New snow being transported.

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