Avalanche: Box Canyon Headwall

Observer Name
Weed
Observation Date
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Avalanche Date
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Region
Box Canyon Headwall
Location Name or Route
Steep Hollow South, Box Canyon Headwall
Elevation
9,400'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
12"
Width
45'
Vertical
500'
Comments

I saw a recent loose wet avalanche and stopped to gather the riders in our level 1 class.  As several of us waited for the rest to join we watched as a second wet avalanche occurred right next to the first one. 

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