Avalanche: Douglas Island

Location: Troy

Route & General Observations

Skinning laps on Troy via meadow and summit. About a foot of new very light snow on variable surfaces. Observed a crown on hogsback in the morning. Throughout the day observed many/increasing point release loose dry sluffs. At the end of the day south-facing slops had a 5cm suncrust.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect WestElevation 2600ft
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Had a small soft slab of snow move on Troy today. Skied the little ridge to the left of the Y gully. Spiderweb of shooting cracks. Snow slid on either New/old snow interface or within the new snow. Maybe 10/15 yards across. Estimate 50-80 feet vertically.

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

Other skier in our party triggered similar small soft slab on Troy.

Dug a pit at the end of the day west aspect similar elevation/35 d slope.

Ct4 15cm
Ect 4no-p at 15cm
Ect p 16 45cm down facets between two ice crust layers.

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