UDOT PLANNED AVALANCHE CLOSURES

Avalanche: Canyons Periphery

Observer Name
Geissler
Observation Date
Friday, February 23, 2018
Avalanche Date
Friday, February 23, 2018
Region
Canyons Periphery
Location Name or Route
Red Rocks Chutes
Elevation
9600
Aspect
East
Comments
Cornice fall, estimated to be the size of a car or larger. Appeared to be naturally triggered sometime this morning, as there was a few inches of snow on top of the debris. Looked as if it also triggered a wind slab below and ran into a narrow gully. Shallow very soft wind slabs were also easily triggered with ski cuts.

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