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Avalanche: Dory Canyon

Observer Name
Ed Grote
Observation Date
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Avalanche Date
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Region
Dory Canyon
Location Name or Route
Corkscrew Glade
Elevation
10,900'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
34°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2.5'
Width
100'
Vertical
400'
Comments
The slide probably came down after the Dec 25-26 storm. During this storm 20" of new snow fell on top of 15" to 20" of snow from 3 days before. There are two slide paths shown in the photo. The slide path on the left has a ~38-40 breakover below the starting zone which slides frequently. The path on the right is around 30-33 degrees and does not slide very often. We could not see how far the slide traveled into the trees below.
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