Soda Creek

RED FLAGS
Wind
Whumpfing sounds or cracks
Observation Date/Time:
Tue, Mar 12, 2019 - 7:44 PM
Reporter(s):
KM
Location/Elevation:
Other
Report Type:
Snow Conditions   Avalanche Activity  
Travel Mode:
Snowmobile   Ski or Snowboard  

Written Report:
Toured out to Soda Creek to test out the chutes and give the area a go. Ski cut on middle chute resulted in fracture with crown depth roughly 45cm, 50 ft wide at its widest point spanning the full length of the chute past the trees at the terminus, roughly 250 ft? Ski cuts on chute left of middle chute produced similar results.

Skinning up out of the creek, noticed a "pocket" slab release/slide on relatively low angle (maybe 30 degrees but probably a little less) terrain just below ridge tops. Crowns roughly 50 centimeters deep by 50 ft wide running roughly 100ish ft.

You could really see the crushed surface Hoar from early March that recent snow was moving on top of. Pretty impressive stuff.

Be careful and have fun out there!

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