Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Table Top Mtn

Route & General Observations

This is a post of photos of the slide reported yesterday evening as Saddle Mtn.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger UnknownAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect WestElevation 2700ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depth2ft
Width 1500ftVertical Run 1500ft
Avalanche Details

1300' wide, 2-4' crown; was filled in a bit in this photo.
This slide was reported yesterday as occurring ~ 5:15pm.
It is important to note that this snowpack structure is capable of propagating long distances as evidenced in this slide where it jumped across terrain and involved multiple avalanche paths. I am guessing this was freezing rain crust underlaid by facets with all the new storm snow on top, but this was not verified.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Recent heavy snowfall, recent wind loading

Photos & Video
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