Wet Loose near Twin Lakes

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AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Crater Crest
Submission Info
Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
Avalanche Type: 
Wet
Loose/Point-Release
Trigger type: 
Natural
Aspect: 
Northwest
Avalanche Width: 
150ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
10 800ft.
Avalanche Length: 
400ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
1
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Originated from point release on a rock band. Similar avalanche was on a parallel drainage to the east on the same aspect at the same elevation. The drainage we were skiing (one ridge west) had no signs of wet loose at that aspect and elevation. It was still pretty firm at 1PM. Both avalanches did not look deep enough to bury someone.

 

 

 

Avalanche Photos: 
Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
None
Wind Direction: 
North
More detailed information about the weather: 

Clouds had not rolled in yet

Number of People Caught: 
0
Twin lakes 38° 7' 53.4972" N, 119° 20' 26.5416" W

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