Jughandle/Louie lake storm slabs

Location Name: 
Jughandle
Region: 
Boulder/Jughandle Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:50


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
36degrees
Trigger type: 
Snowboarder
Aspect: 
North
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Width: 
10ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
7 600ft.
Avalanche Length: 
30ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
1
Number of people caught: 
0
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

While exploring and accessing zones around Louie Lake we experienced two storm slab releases in pockets on North facing aspects around 35-38 degrees. The two slabs we observed releasing  in treed zones and propagated about 10 feet in width, these slabs were 30-40 cm deep down to the old rain layer. 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
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