December 31, 2020
January 2, 2021
Zone or Region:
Galena Summit and Eastern Mtns
East facing ridge above Anderson Creek Drainage
Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes
Was it intentional? No
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
Remote triggered a large slide on an east facing slope while traveling on the ridge above Anderson Creek Drainage. The ridge collapsed causing the wind loaded cornice to break free and trigger the week layer 18inches below the surface. The crown was about 150 feet long.
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 4: Could destroy a railway car, large truck, several buildings, or a substantial amount of forest
9700ish start zone
Large slide observed East side of Norton Peak.
Did you see shooting cracks? Yes, Isolated
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? Yes, Isolated
Traveled very cautiously on the ridges, avoiding anything above 28 degrees. On the accent and decent. Weather that day had been partly cloudy with some flurries but cleared enough for us to observe the avalanches on Norton Peak.