Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Ben Stewart - Sunny Side

Route & General Observations

Lots of solar and varied snow surface, from wet, to impenetrable rain crust, wind board, and softer variable.

Also included photos of the cornice triggered slabs that avalanched down into Fred Meyer bowl.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Wet Slab
Aspect SouthElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth 12in
WidthunknownVertical Run 400ft
Avalanche Details

Set off a wet loose from multiple ski cuts that funneled into a gut. I skied off on a bench to the side to let the slough go by. It continued to entrain more snow and triggered a slab 20ft the bench I was on.

We were on a southern aspect in full sun, and at around 2pm, so there was maximum solar effect.

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