Cracking and "whumphing" drifts, Bridgers

Truman Gulch
Bridger Range
Code
AS-O
Aspect
W
Latitude
45.81720
Longitude
-110.93100
Notes

Strong winds created 12-18" thick wind drifts that collapsed on buried facets and surface hoar. We had one crack 30' wide as we left a snowpit.

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Trigger
Skier
Bed Surface
O - Old snow
Problem Type
Wind-Drifted Snow
Slab Thickness
16.0 centimeters
Weak Layer Grain type
Near surface faceted particles
Slab Layer Hardness
1F
Slab Thickness units
centimeters