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toddball
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December 4, 2016, Snoqualmie Mountain
« on: 12/04/16, 06:09 PM »

Similar to other TRs from today, it was deep and light out there.  We were a little slow getting started, so had the luxury of following a very nice skin track all the way to treeline and beyond.  Accidentally traversed a little too far skier's right on the first lap and got on a 35-38 degree slope, and ended up triggering a D1-ish storm slab avalanche.  My photo isn't very good, but the slide is probably 25-30' wide, and the crown 8" deep.  Runout was probably 150', although not much snow ended up being entrained.



Below is the best shot I have of the slope that slid, before the slide.



So, we stuck to ~30 degree slope skier's left, and did three more amazing laps with no instabilities.  Of course I lost my goggles for these, but at the end of the day they turned up in the goggle pocket of my pack, of all places.





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Re: December 4, 2016, Snoqualmie Mountain
« Reply #1 on: 12/05/16, 04:25 PM »

Went up Snoqualmie Mtn. today, awesome snow; 24-30 inches of right side up snow, with an additional 6 inches throughout the day. Saw no signs of instabilities, but limited ourselves to lower angles slopes. Go get it!
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