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Kwohl Butte Wind Slab

Observation Date/Time:
Mon, Jan 25, 2021 - 10:18 PM
Reporter(s):
Westley and Max
Location:
Kwohl Butte
The Day Was:
Cold   Cloudy  
The Ride Was:
Good  
The Snow Was:
Powder   Wind effected   Crusty  
We observed the following "red flag" avalanche conditions:
Recent slab avalanches   Whumphing or shooting cracks   Significant drifting snow from wind  
We Rode:
Mellow slopes   Dense trees  
We Stayed Away From:
Steep slopes   Convex slopes  

Written Report:
Toured out to Kwohl Butte today. Weather started out as mostly calm with some clouds and below freezing temps, transitioning into cloudy skies with some precipitation.

Found a lot of wind slab in terrain during our approach and in the butte itself. We were able to trigger a wind slab avalanche on a small test slope, Southeast facing. The slide was about 10-12ft wide and the crown measured 8-10 inches deep.

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