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Avalanche on Black Crater

Location Name
Lower bowl, Black Crater
Region
McKenzie Pass Area (Black Crater, Belknap, Washington)
Name
Mike Caccavano
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Position
Public
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown)
Red Flags
Recent avalanche activity
Avalanche Type
Wet
Trigger type
Natural
Wind Speed
Light
Slope
40degrees
Air temperature
Below Freezing
Aspect
East
Air temperature trend
Warming
Elevation
6000ft.
Bed Surface
Old Snow
Crown Height
1 ft
Accumulation rate
None
Avalanche Width
100ft.
Avalanche Length
500ft.
Terrain
Below Treeline
More detailed information about the weather

The snow was very firm, I barely left tracks with my metal edge skis.  I did not observe any cornices above the avalanche.  It looked like it originated in timber that had been fire killed.The photo upload didn't work.

More detailed information about the avalanche

I spottedthe avalanche track on 2/12/12, don't know for sure when it occured.  I did not investigate closely since I was on nordic skis and alone.  This is on the west rim of the lower bowl on Black Crater, just above Black Crater Lake.