Persistent slab avalanche on Red Lady

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 01/23/2021

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Red Lady skin track
Aspect: East, South East, South
Elevation: 11,300

Avalanches: Intentionaly skier triggered this persistent slab R1.5 above some pretty steep and suspect terrain that no one really skies but is right off the skin track. Quite a stubborn release, but failed at or near the ground. Crown was approx 50 ft wide and well over a meter in places.
There were also three visible R1 storm slabs in the bowl. And one a bit below the aforementioned intentional trigger.

-KH
Weather: Wind gusts above TL easily pushing 45+mph.
Snowpack: Storm snow seemed to average about 30cm but some drifts up to 50cm near TL.

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