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Avalanche: Grizzly Gulch

Observer Name
Greg Gagne with Dave Pease
Observation Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Region
Grizzly Gulch
Location Name or Route
Grizzly Gulch
Elevation
9,500'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
18"
Width
20'
Vertical
30'
Comments

Very easily provoked with a quick stomp on a steep test slope, and failed in faceted layer at the top of the Christmas storm. This avalanche, like most others today, still left much of the facets intact.

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