Avalanche: North Fork, Shumway Canyon

Observer Name
Toby Weed
Observation Date
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Avalanche Date
Friday, January 12, 2018
Region
North Fork, Shumway Canyon
Location Name or Route
Wellsvilles as viewed from Mendon
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
4'
Width
800'
Vertical
Unknown
Comments

I could see crowns from several natural avalanches on the east side of the Wellsville Range from the valley near Mendon.  Confirms my fear that dangerous conditions persist in areas with shallow and weak snow.

Comments

The problem is all the slopes that didn't naturally avalanche are just sitting there waiting for a trigger to come along.

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