Avalanche: Hells Canyon

Observer Name
Weed
Observation Date
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Region
Hells Canyon
Location Name or Route
Wellsiville Mt Wilderness, Hells Canyon
Elevation
8,500'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Weak Layer
Wet grains
Depth
3'
Width
300'
Vertical
1,750'
Comments

Took pictures of a couple large fresh natural wet avalanches today in the Wellsvilles.  I don't know when the cornice fall triggered slides occurred, maybe in today's strong midmorning sun.   A string of nights lacking a good freeze and very warm daytime temperatures means dangerous wet avalanche conditions on the sustained steep and very sunny slopes on the east side of the Wellsville Range.  

We need a good overnight refreeze....  

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