VA Lakes - Natural Avalanche Activity

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Black Mtn

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Submission Info
josh feinberg
Forecaster
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 9:45am
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Avalanche Type: 
Dry
Slab
Loose/Point-Release
Trigger type: 
Natural
Aspect: 
Northeast
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
11 200ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Report from Steve yesterday in VA Lakes: "Looking around the basin there was quite a bit of recent avalanche activity. a handful of loose slides dry sloughs on north-facing terrain in Lundy canyon and red lake bowl, size 1-1.5 and one very small loose wet point release on the south side of Dunderberg from yesterday. We observed some d1-1.5 slab activity that looked fresh on the east side of excelsior. The most impressive slide was on the SE side of Black mountain. From our vantage on the top of South Peak, I would guess the crown to be less than 1’ deep. It looked wide but judging by the debris pile, fairly shallow."

Report from another observer in VA Lakes: "Crown difficult to see with snow blown in. Another smaller wind slab avalanche skier's right underneath rocks. North side of No Name peak also had a recent avalanche." (thanks for info and photo).

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More detailed information about the weather: 
38° 2' 43.5228" N, 119° 16' 15.8844" W

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