Avalanche: Uintas

Observer Name
Ross Downard
Observation Date
Friday, January 22, 2016
Avalanche Date
Friday, January 22, 2016
Region
Uintas
Location Name or Route
Soap Stone Area
Elevation
8600
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
33
Trigger
Skier
Comments
Ski touring in the Unitas. No real collapses or activity in the snow until we reach a steeper section facing ne at 8600' skirted a steeper gulley and gained the next bench. Began touring up a small knoll that got steeper towards the top 33-35 degrees. Very small area of about 50 feet by 50 feet collapse and showed fracture lines when I reached mid slope touring. It did not go anywhere just collapsed and showed fracture lines. I am glad I did not go the way I normally go across the steeper gulley it would went for sure and took me for a ride. Did not investigate further, but I know it's good for you guys to get any info we can send.
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