Loose Dry Avalanches in South Fork Bishop Creek

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
South Fork Bishop Creek

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Submission Info
Scott Weaver
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 2:30am
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Avalanche Type: 
Loose/Point-Release
Slope: 
45degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Aspect: 
Northwest
Avalanche Width: 
40ft.
Terrain: 
Below Treeline
Elevation: 
9 700ft.
Avalanche Length: 
300ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
5-10
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Observed several sizeable loose dry avalanches on steep NW facing terrain this morning. Likely occured early this morning during the height of the storm. Storm totals were only 4" to 6" throughout this area with little or no wind affect. The loose sloughs did not induce any propagation to deeper layers which generally consisted of a stout MF crust and/or wind crust over 4F to 1F rounding facets. Skiing was fair to good, but riding on the crust almost the entire descent.
 

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More detailed information about the weather: 
South Fork Bishop Creek 37° 12' 40.6512" N, 118° 33' 33.3612" W
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