VA Lakes > Lundy > Tioga Pass: Avalanche Activity 3/16

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
VA Lakes > Lundy > Tioga Pass
Submission Info
d lewis
Forecaster
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 2:45pm
Red Flags: 
Obvious avalanche path
Avalanche Type: 
Dry
Slab
Slope: 
40degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
6 ft
Aspect: 
Northeast
Weak Layer: 
Unknown
Avalanche Width: 
2 000ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
10 800ft.
Bed Surface: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Length: 
1 000ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
5-10
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Appears to have started in the new snow and stepped down to previous bed surface from 3/1 activity and scoured or stepped down along the flanks and widened the original avalanche dimensions from 3/1.

Additional avalanche activity from 3/16.

Virginia Lakes, South Pk: 2 R3, D2,3 on the North Face, 1 R3, D2 from the northeast chutes. Apparent soft slab (debris still soft) originated off the summit, ran ~ 1000’ stopped ~ 200’ into the tree line (10,800’). Debris was fairly narrow ~100’.

Dunderberg Pk, South Face: D2. Debris stopped shortly after it hit the apron (10,200’).

Dunbenberg, East Shoulder: R3, D2, ~300’ X ~300’, Elev. 10,000’

Lundy Canyon, unnamed peak east of Deer Creek mouth: D2, aspect N. Stopped shortly after hitting the alluvial apron. 

Number of People Caught: 
0
VA Lakes > Lundy > Tioga Pass 38° 2' 18.0852" N, 119° 15' 47.988" W
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