Location: South Face of Eddies

Route & General Observations

Touring up to Tin Can Proper our group of 4 observed a glide crack release across the valley on the eddies wall. The eddies wall is currently littered with glide cracks all at a similar elevation. My estimate is 2000ish feet. The release was very audible. The crack that pulled out is pretty far down the wall. Dirty snow ran toward the valley floor.

Glide cracks in the area have grown noticeably over the last two days.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type0Aspect South
Elevation 2200ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidth 25ft
Vertical Run 900ft  
Avalanche Details

Natural release. Pulled out down to the ground, 25ish feet wide, running 900-1000 down toward the valley floor. Some pretty big chunks of snow were seen tumbling.
We did get to watch it fall from the comfort of tin can ridge line.

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Observer Comments

A recent glide crack release on the sunny side (motorized side) was noticed by our party as we toured up tin can. Otherwise high alpine snow skied great. Quite stable.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly sunny. Roving patches of fog. No new snow. Mid 20's all day. Light wind.

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