No Name / Bloody Couloir naturals

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Laurel Canyon

Drainage:

Submission Info
Nate Greenberg
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 11:00am
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Avalanche Type: 
Dry
Slope: 
40degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
Less than 1 ft
Aspect: 
East
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Width: 
40ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
9 500ft.
Bed Surface: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Length: 
200ft.
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Small soft slab R1/D1 released approx. 150' from ridgeline in center of the East Face Chutes on No Name Peak above Laurel Creek. Slide likely happened on Saturday. Crown is barely visible in the attached photo.

 

Also, while approaching the Y Chutes on Bloody Mountain we observed a small sluff (D1) natural release in the upper climber's left branch of the Bloody Couloir. The sluff started abou 400' from the summit ridge and ran to down to the large rock buttress - approx. 800'. 

 

Avalanche Photos: 
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Widespread wind transport throughout the Bloody Cirque. Winds were strong enough to blow the slow around, but not strong enough to carry it away - meaning that a lot of loose snow was landing into the surrounding couloirs - something we don't see that often up there.

Number of People Caught: 
0
East Chute - No Name Peak 37° 35' 1.1256" N, 118° 54' 57.1068" W
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