Avalanche: Ogden

Observer Name
k
Observation Date
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Region
Ogden
Location Name or Route
Ogden area mountains
Elevation
8,400'
Aspect
North
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Cornice
Weak Layer
Facets
Comments

Three hair trigger hard slab cornices, 1 to 3 feet deep, 50-250' in length, N aspects at about 8,400'.  The slopes had a large open fetch down wind from which to erode snow.  The bed surface had near surface facets of the new snow from Sunday.  Slab was 1 finger to pencil and weak layer was Fist to 4 finger.

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