Cracking and whumphing in Sunlight Basin

Sunlight Basin
Southern Madison
Code
AS
Latitude
44.97490
Longitude
-111.29400
Notes

From e-mail: "We toured for 2 days in the sunlight basin area south of the Taylor fork. High winds and sugary snow were the norm. We observed whumph-ing and large shooting cracks on our low angle (less than 20 degree) skin track on multiples slopes and aspects. A person easily sinks to their waist when stepping off their skis."

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Trigger
Skier
Slab Thickness units
centimeters
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Single Avalanche