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Avalanche: Fairview Road Banks

Observer Name
Brett Kobernik
Observation Date
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Avalanche Date
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Region
Fairview Road Banks
Location Name or Route
Road banks along Fairview Canyon
Elevation
8,400'
Aspect
South
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
Density Change
Depth
9"
Width
125'
Vertical
70'
Comments

Rain on snow initiated a natural slab avalanche cycle.  It seemed to be in the low to mid elevations as that is where the most rain was.  Poor visibility up high did not allow for any viewing so can't confirm if there were or were not avalanches in the higher terrain.

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