Avalanche: Box Elder Peak

Observation Date
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Avalanche Date
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Region
Box Elder Peak
Location Name or Route
Wellsville Mountain Wilderness, Box Elder Peak
Elevation
9,100'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Skier
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
5"
Width
25'
Vertical
500'
Caught
1
Comments
Triggered small, manageable soft slabs near Box Elder Peak. They were not deep but propagated and released enough snow to carry a skier. There is a skier in the photo below.
Comments
Additionally, there were some monster sized cornices. This is the crack of one house sized cornice.
Comments
Noticed numerous soft slab avalanches likely triggered by breaking cornices

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