Granite Peak Natural

Location Name: 
Granite Peak
Region: 
Council Mountain Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sat, 02/08/2020 - 11:00


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Obvious avalanche path

Observation made by: Forecaster
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
Less than 1 ft
Aspect: 
East
Weak Layer: 
Other - explain below
Avalanche Width: 
80ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
6 904ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
100ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
3
Number of people caught: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Super soft slab from the last cold snow. We also saw some small natural Cornice failures o ENE aspects. Very wind and Sun effected in the upper open elevations. 

Avalanche Photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
North