Pro Obs/ Matt Schonwald/ February 17 2018-Hurricane Ridge: human triggered wind slab avalanche on the Maggie’s skin track, just below the ridge. NE facing 5200’ 34 degree slope.
20cm crown. Ran on the buried surface hoar which was 10cm above the crust. I estimate the avalanche to be D2,R3. The trigger point was on NE facing, but the bowl wraps N through E. Propagated 60-70 feet wide and ran for about 200’. The debris carries beyond the 2nd tree patch in the background. #olympics #outdoorresearch #msrgear #k2skis