Avalanche: Honeycomb

Observer Name
Steve Downes
Observation Date
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Avalanche Date
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Region
Honeycomb
Location Name or Route
Honeycomb Canyon
Elevation
10,500'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Snowboarder
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Cornice Fall
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Width
10'
Vertical
Unknown
Comments
I unintentionally, remotely triggered a cornice fall from about 8 feet back right at the top of Alta's Grizzly Gulch cat track that ran into one of the chutes in Honeycomb. A decent chunk of the cornice fell and triggered a slide in what look like a wind pillow. The slide entrained more snow and ran over Solitude's Honeycomb traverse track. There were two long cracks in the top of the chute but that section stayed in place. A scary little incident but in line with today's forecast, given all the wind last night.
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