Avalanche: Grizzly Gulch

Observer Name
Aaron Rice
Observation Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Region
Grizzly Gulch
Location Name or Route
Grizzly gulch
Elevation
9,800'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
6"
Width
200'
Vertical
150'
Comments
Natural new snow slide on steep due north aspect in grizzly gulch. High PI and wind around 3pm is the likely culprit. I did a quick beacon search to make sure no one was buried. When I went up the debris, it turned out the slide was larger than I though. About 200' wide and 150' vertical hitting the main skin track up grizz. It was only about 6" deep bit d2 r2. Additionally I saw a few more crowns up the ridge in the open steep north facing slopes. Seems like there was a natural cycle during the high PI and winds at 3pm.
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