Avalanche: Flagstaff Gully

Observer Name
Derek DeBruin
Observation Date
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Avalanche Date
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Region
Flagstaff Gully
Location Name or Route
Flagstaff Gully
Elevation
9200
Aspect
South
Slope Angle
34
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Depth
8"
Width
5
Vertical
60
Comments
Solar warming was in full effect on south facing terrain and was impacting the new snow on southerly aspects as early as 0930. This minor avalanche released as I stopped above a small rollover to assess the shallow snowpack and rocks. While some small rollerballs were anticipated, this small mass of snow ran much farther and cohesively than I would have thought in current conditions.

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