Slides triggered in Deer Creek, N. Madison

Deer Creek
Northern Madison
Code
SS-ARc-R1-D1-S
Elevation
6700
Aspect
NE
Latitude
45.29880
Longitude
-111.20400
Notes

"Today while touring in the Deer Creek drainage in the Northern Madisons my partners and I noticed many red flags. Wind was strong from the WSW. We had lots of collapsing and some cracking while touring up. We bailed on our main objective, and while returning to the car we triggered a wind slab remotely from the bottom flats of a gulley. A rider in our group began to descend when we felt and heard a large whumph, followed by a 3-5 second loud rumbling before a wind slab on the ridge above (100 yards away) released (SS-ARr-R1-D1-S, NE aspect @ 6700'). It was about 50' wide and 1-2' deep, but didn't have enough energy to run far down the slope. Touchy stuff!"

Number of slides
1
Number caught
0
Number buried
0
Avalanche Type
Soft slab avalanche
Trigger
Snowboarder
Trigger Modifier
c-A controlled or intentional release by the indicated trigger
R size
1
D size
1
Bed Surface
S - Avalanche released within new snow
Problem Type
Wind-Drifted Snow
Slab Thickness
24.0 inches
Slab Width
50.00ft
Slab Thickness units
inches
Single / Multiple / Red Flag
Single Avalanche
Advisory Year