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Avalanche: Deer Creek

Observer Name
Kendall Wimmer, Brady Adams
Observation Date
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Avalanche Date
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Region
Deer Creek
Location Name or Route
Five Temptations Area
Elevation
8700
Aspect
Southeast
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
5"
Width
100
Vertical
400
Comments
Triggered wet, soft slide at lower elevation below five temptions, skiing down from Unnamed Peak above Silver Lake, American Fork Canyon. Extremely soft, poor quality snow with recent heating at lower elevation. Snow began pealing away under-foot as we skied across lower elevation slope eventually pulling 100 ft wide, 5" deep slab directly under-foot. Continued across slope to safe location watching slide continue down slope into ravine eventually stopping approximately 400 ft below. Concerned about further slides and exit, skied atop debris field to TR 044 and boot hiked out.
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