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Avalanche: Shumway Canyon

Observer Name
Flygare
Observation Date
Friday, March 18, 2016
Avalanche Date
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Region
Shumway Canyon
Location Name or Route
Shumway Canyon
Elevation
8,400'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Depth
unknown
Width
80'
Vertical
300'
Comments

Natural wind slab. The Wellsvilles did not receive as much snow as the Northern Bear River range but they did get hammered by strong winds.

Comments

From the Flygares;

"Lots of activity on the Wellsviles.  There is a fairly decent sized slab at the head of Shumway canyon maybe 50 feet wide and ran 8000 probably only a foot deep.  Lots of debris at the head of Pine canyon looks like cornice falls started the slides.  Many other cornice fall avalanches along the range but no more significant slabs."

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