Avalanche: Ogden

Observer Name
brian smith
Observation Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Region
Ogden
Location Name or Route
bridge canyon
Elevation
7,900'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Natural
Depth
unknown
Width
1/4 Mile
Vertical
2,500'
Comments

Bridge Canyon slid three times this year.   The first was the largest and it happened during the natural cycle in January.  The slide path is about 2500 vertical feet from top to bottom. When things started to melt out, I found this 2000 gal water tank that got carried 1000 vertical  feet from a spring in the canyon that I use for water. (the tank was not being used any longer). Impressive as the tank ended up about 100 yards below the toe of the debris. It acted like the 'mother of all' airbags! 

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