Yellow Pine

Location Name: 
North of Yellow Pine
Region: 
Other
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:06
Location Map: 
United States
44° 58' 49.89" N, 115° 29' 40.3692" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Dry
Slope: 
37degrees
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
2 ft
Aspect: 
East
Weak Layer: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Width: 
50ft.
Terrain: 
Below Treeline
Elevation: 
7 000ft.
Bed Surface: 
Other - explain below
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Attempted to ski a line just north of town this morning, skin track followed ridgeline directly above Boulder creek.  At 7000', significant change in snow surface and wind loading was enough that warranted stressing a test slope. The whale that I hopped on produced a slight whoompf, but the fracture propagated roughly 40m to a nearby 37+ degree slope releasing a 50cm hardslab. R2D2OAI. Crown was roughly 20-30m wide running the full distance of the path on buried M/F crust. With the remote trigger decided to ski ridgeline back to sled and try another day.