Avalanche: Hogum

Observer Name
Kevin Gmitro
Observation Date
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Avalanche Date
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Region
Hogum
Location Name or Route
Dresden Face
Elevation
11000
Aspect
Southeast
Slope Angle
45
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Depth
5'
Width
300
Vertical
800
Comments
A small point release on upper dresden face ran about 500" and over a cliff it triggered a 300" wide avalanche below the cliff. The southern side of the slide appeared 3" deep. The northern half of the crown (from half a mile away) one could easily make out a density change within the crown and the crown appeared 5-6" deep.
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