Avalanche: Spring Creek

Observer Name
Everett
Observation Date
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Region
Spring Creek
Location Name or Route
South Facing Spring Creek
Elevation
8,600'
Aspect
Southwest
Slope Angle
39°
Trigger
Unknown
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Weak Layer
Wet grains
Depth
unknown
Width
Unknown
Vertical
1,500'
Comments

I noticed this Wet Avalanche on my way home traveling from south from Ogden at around 1800, it was above Uinta Highlands in the Spring Creek Drainage(south of Birch Creek and North of Weber Canyon) a very steep, rock stabs, with narrow drainage (pretty inaccessible). It was very distinguishing by the bright white of the exposed new snow, couldn't get a photo (wasn't close enough). Based on the temps today I would say a wet loose slide, looked to entrain all the snow in thin narrow chute, running a long distance. Will try and snap some photos tomorrow.

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