convex roll over, on a recently wind loaded aspect, slope angle approx. 30-35 degrees.
Feb. 24, 2016, 5 p.m. PST
Weather: Sky: Scattered-Broken WInds: L, West Precip: NO Blow Snow: None
Snowpack: -Breakable crust in places, and "hollow" sounding in many places, scoured on windward aspects, snow becoming solar affected and softening by evening. -Evidence of recent wind loading on southwest and west aspects. Moderate east winds and moderate blowing snow noted while out on 2/23 in similar area.
Area Description: Panorama Point, Mount Rainier National Park
Avalanches: Wind slab: R2, D1.5-2 This avalanche may not have been substantial enough to kill a person, but certainly had potential to injure or possibly fully bury someone, as it came to rest in a small terrain trap that prevented it from rolling over another edge onto a larger slope below.
Observation by Peter Ellis
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No