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Avalanche: Days Draw

Observer Name
Alex Q
Observation Date
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Region
Days Draw
Location Name or Route
Days Draw
Elevation
9,700'
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
300'
Comments
Observed the evidence of two large, and what appear to be natural, slides in Days Fork. One that crowned at the base of the large cliffband halfway down Banana Days, the other that crowned at the top of Days Draw, at least 2 feet deep and 300 feet wide and slide the length of the slide path down to the bottom of the drainage. Pockets along the length of the slide also slide, with visible separate crowns. Observed from the ridge between Days and Silver Fork so crown depths are approximate. No one appeared to have set the Chicken Sh*t Ridge skin track, nor did we see tracks anywhere in the vicinity. North to Northeast aspect. Pretty eye opening, as this would have been a nasty ride. Took photos but am having trouble loading using the app.

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