8,302 Avalanche

Location Name: 
8,302
Region: 
Lick Creek Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sun, 02/09/2020 - 12:30


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
3 ft
Weak Layer: 
Other - explain below
Avalanche Width: 
200ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
8 000ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
400ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

I believe this avalanche released on Sunday, when the sun came out after the storm. There was evidence of wind effect on the crown and bed surface. Most likely a storm or wind slab failed near ridge line and then stepped down to the persistent weak layer near the rocks/convex roll mid slope. R5 D2

Avalanche Photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Wind Speed: 
Light
Wind Direction: 
Southwest