Avalanche: Geertsen Canyon

Observer Name
Everett
Observation Date
Monday, February 10, 2014
Avalanche Date
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Region
Geertsen Canyon
Location Name or Route
Gurtsens Canyon
Elevation
7,600'
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
unknown
Width
500'
Vertical
1,000'
Comments

Driving home from the resort last night noticed 2 Avalanches near the mouth of the South fork of Gurtsens Canyon... started high and ran a long way down the slope guessing 1000' x 500' Wide. Caught a photo of it but not great, will try and get up again and get better shot. Based on results from the past 4 days I would assume it rain on rain/moist basal facets layer, likely overloaded from the wind, high pif, and swe from Fri-Sun.

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