Avalanche: Ben Lomond Headwall

Observer Name
Hardesty, Wilson
Observation Date
Friday, January 12, 2018
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Region
Ben Lomond Headwall
Location Name or Route
Ben Lomond to Willard Peak headwall
Elevation
9,300'
Aspect
East
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
1 Mile
Comments

Connecting the dots of over a mile wide set of naturals from Willard Peak (SE facing) to Ben Lomond (NE) facing at 9300'.  Crown not investigated but guesstimated at 2' deep with lowest crown at 8300' on headwall.  Hard to really note any undisturbed snow for over a mile along the headwall and below.  Interesting to note the dry snow slides then gouged into wet loose below 8000' feeding into Cutler Creek. 

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