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Avalanche: Upper Weber Canyon

Observer Name
Kikkert
Observation Date
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Avalanche Date
Monday, February 1, 2016
Region
Upper Weber Canyon
Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Elevation
10,500'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Depth Hoar
Depth
2.5'
Width
50'
Vertical
400'
Comments

This is a repeater in an area that previously avalanched during the solstice cycle.  Likely failed Monday during the high winds. Dug a pit right next to the crown and couldn't get propagation and structure was not overly weak.  This shows the pockety nature of this problem, with slopes that have previously avalanched now very difficult to distinguish from those that haven't.

 

 

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