Avalanche: Big Cottonwood Canyon

Observer Name
Hardesty
Observation Date
Monday, December 25, 2017
Avalanche Date
Monday, December 25, 2017
Region
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Location Name or Route
West of Argenta Chutes
Elevation
7,400'
Aspect
North
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
10"
Width
10'
Comments

Guesswork on avalanche characteristics as only noted on drive down BCC.  See location below.  To me, I'm more interested in the outliers - what's the lowest extent of persistent slab avalanche danger? - than the more expected activity on Reynolds Peak and other "classic" terrain of mid and upper elevation shady terrain.  

 

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