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Avalanche: Maybird Gulch

Observer Name
Ryan
Observation Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Avalanche Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Region
Maybird Gulch
Location Name or Route
Upper Maybird/No Name Baldy
Elevation
10,700'
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
36°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Depth
2'
Width
40'
Vertical
200'
Comments
Avalanche was at the bottom of the easternmost couloir between No Name Baldy peak and Pfeifferhorn. Looks to have run at least a couple of days ago, based on the wind transport covering the bed surface and debris. Small (~6"?) crown up in the rocks (hard to see in the photo) appeared to be the first release, which then stepped down to a deeper slab below the couloir, where the crown was ~1 to 2'. Debris was 4F/1F hardness slab, did not inspect the crown. Not clear what it ran on, but we did observe graupel pooling below the coulier.

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