Avalanche: High Ivory

Observer Name
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Observation Date
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Avalanche Date
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Region
High Ivory
Location Name or Route
Ivory rock slabs, Cardiff Fork
Elevation
10,500'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
37°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
18"
Width
80'
Vertical
400'
Comments

This new snow avalanche off the rock slabs above Ivory Flakes looked to be quite fresh but the timing is unknown. My best guess is it happened either after the recent storm and NE wind event, or today with the heating of the sun on the rock slabs, the Powder Birds probably have a time line for it, crown was about 12 to 18 inches deep and about 70ft wide. Might have been a wind slab formed by the NE winds on Tuesday but not sure.  

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