Detailed Observation

Date2018-12-23
LocationHaines
ObserverCHRISTOPHER RITCHIE
AvalancheY

Avalanche Details

Trigger unknown Avalanche Type Unknown Aspect East
Elevation unknown Slope Angle unknown Crown Depth 12 Inches
Width unknown Length unknown   
Trigger unknown
Avalanche Type Unknown
Aspect East
Elevation unknown
Slope Angle unknown
Crown Depth 12 Inches
Width unknown
Length unknown

Observer Comments

I hiked up beside the road on a small east facing slope to ski one quick line. Snow appeared to be wind affected/crusty but I didn't hear whumphing or notice any extreme cracking as I was skinning up. As I was taking off skins on flat above both the face I was going to ski (photo 3) and the area through which I had skinned (photo 2) slabbed at about a foot deep, clearing the slopes of the wind crust layer. Still skied the line though!

Red Flags

Recent Avalanches?   noCollapsing (Whumphing)?   noCracking (Shooting cracks)?   no
Recent Avalanches?   no
Collapsing (Whumphing)?   no
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?   no

Weather

Obvious signs of instability

Snow Surface

Snowpack

General Observations

See full observation here:

https://www.avalanche.ca/map?panel=mountain-information-network-submissions/9174a8c9-ac5c-4c1e-8cdd-3570fc2b8b96

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