Natural Avy on Sargent's

Location Name: 
Sargent's
Region: 
Brundage Out of Bounds
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Mon, 01/18/2016 - 12:00


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

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Loose/Point-Release
Trigger type: 
Natural
Terrain: 
Below Treeline
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

This is a small natural slide that occurred on the lower portion of the face of the Sargent's Bowl this afternoon sometime around lunch time. This slide looked a little bigger in person than it does in these pictures, even though it was not an avalanche with a deep crown. We experienced lots of fun surface sluffs throughout the day today closer to the resort. One thing of note was that the wind seemed to deposit snow from the east overnight. 

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Things were warming up and the sun was out in full force when we saw this during the afternoon.