Remote Trigger on Splain’s Gulch Road

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 01/30/2021
Name: Jake Scott

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Right next to the road on splain’s gulch, at the bottom of the first open east facing pitch.
Aspect: East
Elevation: 9900

Avalanches: One small slide remotely triggered on a east facing slope. A couple steps into walking up this slope my partner triggered this slide from about 20 feet away. It was very quiet I didn’t hear anything move at the time. One crack extended from the crown back toward the trigger point. The bed surface was a convex roll with some exposed rock.
Weather: Waves of heavy snowfall, on and off, with some moments of sunshine.
Snowpack: Soft and unsupportive

 

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