Mammoth Crest Avalanche Activity

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Mammoth Crest, Red Cone Area

Drainage:

Submission Info
Mike Phillips
Volunteer Observer
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:15am
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Obvious avalanche path
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Trigger type: 
Natural
Aspect: 
Northeast
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
10 000ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
2
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Observed several natural avalanches along the Mammoth Crest near Red Cone Bowl this morning when the cloud lifted from Mammoth Mountain. Size 1.5-2 estimated from a distance. The largest slide in Red Cone itself, 2 others beyond Hollywood Chute and Hollywood Bowl. There was a skin track seen along the ridge on Red Cone...any up close obs of this slide? Skier trigger from the ridge? 

 

Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Clouds lifted this morning.

37° 35' 49.4232" N, 119° 1' 32.3904" W
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