Avalanche in Sage Basin

This recent avalanche failed on a heavily wind-loaded slope in Sage Basin along the ridgeline. It may have initiated as a cornice fall or a wind-slab, but it broke down to deeply buried facets. Even though it was a small slope, the slide had enough power to knock down a tree and piled debris deeply at the bottom of the slope. Photo: GNFAC

Taylor Fork
Avalanche Details: Sage Basin Avalanche
Southern Madison, 2021-02-28