Avalanche: Mendon Bench

Observer Name
Toby Weed
Observation Date
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Region
Mendon Bench
Location Name or Route
Mendon Bench
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Unknown
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
18"
Width
175'
Vertical
50'
Comments

The elevation of this avalanche is about 4600'.  A perfect deposition area for snow drifted across fields from the west.

Coordinates

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