Avalanche: River Trail

Observer Name
Weed
Observation Date
Monday, February 15, 2016
Avalanche Date
Monday, February 15, 2016
Region
River Trail
Location Name or Route
River Trail, 200m up canyon from Stoke's Nature Center
Elevation
5,300'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Weak Layer
Wet grains
Depth
unknown
Width
30'
Vertical
200'
Comments

The natural wet avalanche hit and buried the popular River Trail and flowed into the Logan River Below.  I'm not sure when this ran, whether it was midday or overnight, but I'm glad nobody walking their dog or going for a jog was involved. 

Comments

I visited the site on 2-16-16 and was impressed that the avalanche overran the river trail and continued down into the Logan River.

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