Avalanche: Pleasant Creek

Observer Name
Richard Stum
Observation Date
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Region
Pleasant Creek
Location Name or Route
Pleasant Creek Canyon
Elevation
9900
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Depth
unknown
Width
70
Vertical
900
Comments

Unknown date. Jan. 6 was just a guess. It took out a bunch of trees and/or bent them over. Having skied in this area for almost a decade, this is the first major avy I have seen at this location. Photos were shot at 8950 ft.

FORECASTER NOTE:  This path is a regular offender.  Often the debris does not run far enough to reach the road.  I have seen it cross the road a few times since I've been forecasting here over the last 4 or 5 years.  Given the small amount of snow on the debris, the most likely release date is Wednesday, Jan 11.  Southwest wind was strong which loads the starting zone in a big way.  Another foot or so of snow fell at the end of the storm.

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