Pittsburg

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 02/26/2017
Subject: Pittsburg
Aspect: East
Elevation: Below Tree Line

Avalanches: Unintentional skier triggered 8-10″ soft slab on crust (storm snow/wind affected?) breaking on 30+ degree rollover below treeline. Propagated ~60 feet across and slowly ran down slope behind skier ~300′ before stopping on bench. East/Northeast facing slope to skiers right of Pittsburg proper.
Weather: Cold, sunny most of day with light clouds moving in midafternoon, light wind with stronger gusts visible transporting snow above treeline, no precipitation.
Snowpack: Boottop creamy snow skied great.

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