Avalanche: Summit

Location: Tenderfoot

Route & General Observations

Started from the pull-out at 2:00. 28°, snowing lightly.

Followed the skin track up through the trees to 2,300 ft, when wind gusts started to get a little crazy. Probed snowpack depth of 130 cm. A really nice ski down through the trees – protected pocket of light powder, not a single red flag noted.

A little wind effect noted on the snowpack in the meadows.

Skiied out the creek. While coming down the gully, a skiier in the group triggered a small storm slab (estimate 6 feet from top to bottom, 20 feet from side to side, 6 inches deep).

Back at the pull out at 4:15 pm. 36°, gusty but seemed like storm was breaking up with sun breaking through and patches of blue sky.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect West
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown Depth 6inWidth 20ft
Vertical Run 5ft  
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