Avalanche: Hells Canyon

Observer Name
Bill Hunt
Observation Date
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Avalanche Date
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Hells Canyon
Location Name or Route
Hells canyon
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
I saw a new slide in the main Hells gully, from the lot 3 parking lot, while driving home around 5PM today. I don't recall seeing it yesterday, when I left at 2:30PM. I suppose it was a natural, that came down this afternoon. It ran over the same debris area as the 3/4/2015 slide accident, although not quite as far. Guestimating the starting zone around 8000 or 8200; the slide path goes as high as 8700 though. Deposition is around 7300'. Probable vert of 700 to a 1000 feet or more; rather narrow looking, until it hit the gully and spread out. It looks like the next line west of 3/4/2015, Gluttony area. ~40+ degree starting zones are among the rocks there. This slide line (and the exit of that area) is not well filled, rocky as you can see. Sorry the light was not better at the time.

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