3/4/18 Sargents

Location Name: 
The Blow Hole / Sargents
Region: 
Brundage Out of Bounds
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sun, 03/04/2018 - 13:00
Location Map: 
United States
45° 0' 57.2724" N, 116° 7' 44.7348" W
US


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

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
35degrees
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
2 ft
Aspect: 
Southwest
Weak Layer: 
Other - explain below
Avalanche Width: 
150ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
7 100ft.
Bed Surface: 
Other - explain below
Avalanche Length: 
600ft.
Number of people caught: 
0
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Snow depth at the top of the crown was 140cm w/ fist hard snow down to the pre storm cycle crust. which was Knife hard and 5cm thick at a average depth of 65cm

ECTN 17 RP at a 30cm depth ECTN 28 RP at 65cm

PST 40cm RP

PST 85cm SC 

Depth in the debris field was well over 300cm deep 175ft length 250ft width. Relative undisturbed snow at toe of the slide path was roughly 220-235cm deep

 

Avalanche Photos: