Avalanche: Dutch Draw

Observer Name: 
Jake Hutchinson
Observation Date: 
Friday, December 26, 2014
Occurrence Date: 
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Occurence Time: 
Overnight
Region: 
Dutch Draw
Location Name or Route: 
High Dutch
Elevation: 
9800
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Unknown
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
unknown
Width: 
200
Vertical: 
800
Snow Profile Comments: 

Snow profile from Moon Rocks, north of Dutch Draw in Red Pine Canyon

Comments: 

Snowpack has adjusted to load placed on it, but still able to trigger an avalanche. These are low likelihood, high consequence events. Skiing on 30-32 degrees was stellar today, possibly the best day I've had in the last 5 years.

Comments: 

Forecaster's note: The larger Dutch Draw slide in the photo below happened very late afternoon or overnight on the 25th. Trigger unknown. (Smaller slide is a few days older.) This photo was taken several hours before there was another skier triggered slide in Dutch Draw on the afternoon of the 26th.

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