Avalanche: Gibson Canyon

Observer Name
Toby Weed
Observation Date
Monday, January 9, 2017
Avalanche Date
Monday, January 9, 2017
Region
Gibson Canyon
Location Name or Route
Mount Naomi Wilderness, Maple Bench above Mendon
Elevation
8800
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Depth
4'
Width
800
Vertical
2500
Comments

A little clearing this afternoon and debris from a large natural avalanche was visible on Maple Bench coming from Gibson Canyon in the Wellsville Mountain Wilderness above Mendon.

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