Avalanche: Francis Peak

Observer Name
Everett
Observation Date
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Avalanche Date
Friday, April 11, 2014
Region
Francis Peak
Location Name or Route
Farmington Peak, FAA Towers
Elevation
9400
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Weak Layer
Ground Interface
Depth
unknown
Width
300
Vertical
1250
Comments

Wet Slab Released Yesterday likely from day time heating/cornice fall or over loading from a grader plowing the FAA tower road, looks to be slab in nature as there was a distinct crown face visible. Pictures didn't turn as the light was rather poor with the distance. Very visible from Kaysville to Layton no other signs of wet activity in the No Davis County Range. Thus the theory on the grader...

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