Avalanche: East Side of Geyser Pass

Observer Name
Max Forgensi
Observation Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Region
East Side of Geyser Pass
Location Name or Route
Dark Canyon Road
Elevation
10400
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Unknown
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
unknown
Width
80
Vertical
100
Comments

 

Remote trigger (sympathetic release) from a snowmobile party on the East Side of Geyser Pass. Thank you Karl and Michelle for the observation. Michelle & I went up this morning (12/13/11) to poke around and see what was going on up there.. did not bring the ski's just went on the sleds. as of around 11:30 this morning there was around 8'" of new on our way out to dark canyon. where no one has laid out previous tracks, there has to be around 1&1/2' - 2' total... the new snow was very touchy !! we were cutting under some steep road cut on a north facing slope and had a sympathetic release that propagated 70'-80' across. it released above and below the road on the old bed surface. lots of places that we rode today had some sweet shooting cracks off to the side... what the hell, i'll take it. certainly better than being in the wasatch right now!! karl

 

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