Avalanche: Snowbasin Backcountry

Observer Name
james broder
Observation Date
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Avalanche Date
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Region
Snowbasin Backcountry
Location Name or Route
Snowbasin Backcountry (East Sisters)
Elevation
8,000'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Depth
unknown
Width
70'
Vertical
600'
Comments

Multiple wet loose slides in the mid-day heat. Ambient temp down in Layton was almost 70 degrees, so probably close to 60 degrees up here. Southeast end of "The Sisters", two drainages to looker's left of Last Chance / WFO. About a quarter mile outside Snowbasin area boundary. Was skinning out there 3/13 and no slides had yet occurred, so these broke loose either 3/14 or on the morning of 3/15. ENE aspect, very warm, sunny, slushy. No skier tracks visible.

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