Avalanche: Upper Horse Creek

Observer Name
Trenbeath
Observation Date
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Avalanche Date
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Region
Upper Horse Creek
Location Name or Route
Old Reliable
Elevation
11500
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
1/4 mile
Vertical
1250
Comments

Typical large avalanche for Horse Creek with heavy snowfall and strong SW winds. Mountains received 40" of snow and 3.5 - 4" of water during the storm cycle of Jan 20-23. Winds averaged 30-40 mph with gusts to 70. Old Reliable!

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