Skier Triggered Avalanche on Mt. Houghton (Mt. Rose Area)

Location Name: 
Mt Houghton
Region: 
Mount Rose Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 12:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 20' 13.5096" N, 119° 56' 10.0644" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Loose/Point-Release
Trigger type: 
Skier
Aspect: 
Northeast
Weak Layer: 
New/old snow interface
Avalanche Width: 
35ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Avalanche Length: 
600ft.
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