Coon Basin wet slab

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 03/06/2021
Name: geo bullock

 

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Location: North side of coon Basin
Aspect: South East
Elevation: 11,500

 

Avalanches: I triggered an avalanch 8-18″ deep and 70′ wide, ran 500′ vertical to the bottom of coon basin.I traversed under the cornice intending to take an easier route and quickly went from dense snow to shallow wet snow and rocks (see picture).went for a ride maby 200′.managed to stand up on my skis (see dirt spot) and let it pass. the intention was to ski down the ridge not coon basin. I was too late in the day to be on that pitch. the slope angle at the trigger point was at least 40
Weather: high overcast light breeze 40 degrees
Snowpack: 65cm wet snow

 

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