Avalanche: Seeley Creek

Observer Name
Staples/Meisenheimer
Observation Date
Friday, February 19, 2016
Avalanche Date
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Region
Seeley Creek
Location Name or Route
Upper Seeley Creek, North bowl North bowl
Elevation
10400
Aspect
East
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Deep Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
20"
Width
400
Vertical
500
Comments

The trigger of this avalanche is suspected as being a snowmobiler but is not known for certain.  However, this is a popular slope to climb and there have been no weather events recently which have produced natural avalanches.  This would suggest it was snowmobile triggered.  Judging by the fracture, it most likely released last weekend.

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