Small shallow chute, 40°
Jan. 22, 2017, 11:30 a.m. PST
Weather: Moderate snow, moderate wind
Snowpack: Dug pit on SE aspect at 4800ft, 30°, for CT had Q2 on tap #15 10cm down in current windslab. No movement on 1/17 crust at with any force, but still sheared on that layer when pulling the block. A bit lower, steeper and NE it released however.
Area Description: near treeline band, NE aspect
Avalanches: I triggered R1D1 on entering a shallow ~40° chute with a 45° enterance. Propagated as a storm slab 20' wide by 20 cm deep, ran maybe 100m on very poor bond to 1/17 crust. Pit was exposed this was under old growth. Sent observation via app on 1/22 but doesn't appear to have stuck, app is buggy.
Observation by Jonathan Reeve
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No