Avalanche: Willard Peak

Observer Name
Bill Brandt
Observation Date
Monday, February 17, 2014
Avalanche Date
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Region
Willard Peak
Location Name or Route
Willard Peak
Elevation
9200
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Deep Slab
Weak Layer
Ground Interface
Depth
unknown
Width
1/4 mile
Vertical
2500
Comments

Large slide probably cornice released on Friday or Saturday during the wind rain cycle. Ran over 2,00 ft. vertical. Deposition pile was at least 1/2 mile long. Bed surface was the ground. Perhaps several slides that ended in the same area. There were staunch walls within the debris piles in addition to the main staunch walls. the scale of this slide is hard to show in the photos. spent 1 hour climbing about the debris pile. This slide happened on top of the slide Doug Wewer reported on 2/10/14. The debris pile was more massive, but didn't run down Cutler Creek as far as the slide from 2/9/14. The debris pile was at least 1/2 mile long. 

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