Wind slab on Elephant

Elephant Mountain
Northern Gallatin
Code
SS-ASc-I
Elevation
9500
Aspect
N
Latitude
45.44010
Longitude
-110.98900
Notes

From an email: "...went up the Ribbon on the north shoulder of Elephant Mountain.  Overall found a pretty stable snowpack, but did find some reactive layers where it had been wind loaded.  Attached picture was near the top where the wind was loading the upper bowl of the chute off the ridge line.  There was a variable 1-4” thick windslab that broke and propagated easily on the denser snow below."

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Number killed
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Skier
Trigger Modifier
c-A controlled or intentional release by the indicated trigger
Bed Surface
I - Interface between new and old snow
Problem Type
Wind-Drifted Snow
Slab Thickness
4.0 inches
Slab Thickness units
inches
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Single Avalanche