Avalanche: Green canyon

Observer Name
Pagnucco
Observation Date
Monday, February 15, 2016
Avalanche Date
Monday, February 15, 2016
Region
Green canyon
Location Name or Route
Green Canyon
Elevation
6200
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
39
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Depth
12"
Width
20
Vertical
500
Comments

This avalanche was one of a number that occurred in the Logan zone in the afternoon of President's Day. Temperatures were extremely warm and there was rapid heating by both greenhousing and direct sun. Overnight temperatures had stayed above freezing for the previous few nights. The area had also received a fair amount of water Saturday night through Monday morning in the form of rain and wet snow. The snow was extremely saturated and unstable. 

It did not hit the popular multi-use Green Canyon trail but did come within a couple hundred feet. 

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