Wet Slab Avalanche en route to Meysan Lake

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AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Meysan Lake
Submission Info
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:30am
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Rapid warming
Avalanche Type: 
Wet
Slope: 
25degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Aspect: 
Southeast
Terrain: 
Below Treeline
Elevation: 
8 000ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

We were hiking up Meysan Lake for about two hours when we heard a soft whumping sound.  We looked to the right through some trees and saw avalanche debris slide over some rocks for about 15 to 30 seconds.  It was a natural slide.  I'm not sure, but I think it we were about halfway to Meysan Lake and it was 11:30.  We decided to turn back shortly after.  We saw evidence of a recent point slide avalanche on the southern aspect slope above on our descent.

Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Accumulation rate: 
None
36° 34' 49.4472" N, 118° 13' 39.4752" W

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