Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Fish Creek Knob

Route & General Observations

Just submitting a quick post to verify yesterday’s warnings about snowpack instability. Every steepish slope we approached either cracked under our feet or propagated out in front of us on the slope before we got there. Slab depths were around 20-40 cm running in the storm snow. Did not see any stepping down to deeper layers but we only triggered small slopes as we were staying away from bigger terrain.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect NortheastElevation 2000ft
Slope Angle 35degCrown Depth 15in
Width 40ftVertical Run 80ft
Near Miss / Accident Details
Avalanche Details

These are just estimations of the average stats of numerous slab avalanches triggered today.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snowing a lot

Snow surface

Blower pow



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