Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Fish Creek Knob / Wedding Bowl

Route & General Observations

Uptrack from end of parking lot to Normal Wedding bowl uptrack (stopped on lower slope) then to first boulder chute Fish Creek Knob then descent. Dense surface layers coated with some lighter fresh snow but if you popped your skis off boot penetration was nearly thigh deep. Minimal cracking in some drifts. Great turns in the trees to exit.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect NorthElevation 2500ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
Width 200ftVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Numerous natural avalanches noted. Appear to be mid storm. Old human triggered slides from Sunday are all filled in with the 2-3" storm precip/winds. Mid Wedding Bowl uptrack was covered by recent avalanche crowns/debris. Crown wrapping N to NW aspect Ben Stuart (not headwall) with runout into Bunny Toe Pass approach. N aspect of 3rd boulder chute crown on FCK.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Broken sky, some sun off and on on S aspects.

Snow surface

new low density snow on firmer snow.


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