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Small slide in lower crater of Black Crater

Recent avalanche activity
Whumpfing sounds or cracks
Observation Date/Time:
Mon, Feb 17, 2020 - 10:41 AM
Caleb Bryce, Kyle Weiss
McKenzie Pass Area (Black Crater, Belknap, Washington) / 6300'
Report Type:
Snow Conditions   Avalanche Activity  
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  
Precip Type/Intensity:
No Precipitation
New Snow:
1 in

Written Report:
Skinned up and off Black Crater in blue-bird conditions on Monday, 2/17/20. On ascent, we noticed a small rim-to-bowl slide on the NE aspect of the lower crater (~45deg slope, broke from rim at approx. 6300 ft to bowl of crater at 5400 ft). After testing snow conditions, we observed some cracking but no whumpfing after skiing near but uphill of the slide area. We observed minor sloughing on our descent, but the snow appeared otherwise stable.

Avalanche Report

Avalanche Type:
L - Loose snow
Avalanche Size (relative to path):

Avalanche Size (destruction):
D2 - Could bury, injure, or kill (100m)
Avalanche Aspect:
Avalanche Slope Angle:
Avalanche Elevation:

Avalanche Report:
Slide likely occurred in previous 24-48hrs, following few inches of fresh snow over President's Day weekend.