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avalanche on tumalo mtn 03/17

Location Name
tumalo mountain in bowl area between rocks
Region
Three Sisters Area
Name
john menefee
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Position
Public
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown)
Red Flags
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Avalanche Type
Slab
Trigger type
Skier
Wind Speed
Calm
Slope
33degrees
Wind Direction
Southeast
Air temperature
Below Freezing
Elevation
7800ft.
Bed Surface
Storm Snow
Weak Layer
Old Snow
Avalanche Width
150ft.
Avalanche Length
300ft.
Terrain
Above Treeline
Number of people caught
0
Number of partial burials
0
Number of full burials
0
More detailed information about the avalanche

skiing aprox 4:15 weds 03/18   1st skier aprox 170 lbs ski cut heading skiers left  min sluffing ..2nd skier triggered slide after the first skier had skied slope to the bottom ..slope released from underneath the cornice..slide traveled about 3/4 way down the bowl...