Avalanche: Big Cottonwood Canyon

Observer Name
Craig Gordon
Observation Date
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Avalanche Date
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Region
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Location Name or Route
Milly Back Bowl/Twin Lakes Pass
Elevation
10100
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2.5'
Width
100
Vertical
250
Comments
Quick walk up the Milly side of Brighton. At mid and upper elevations, I experienced widespread collapsing and booming whoomphs on any slope facing the north half of the compass. Two sizable naturals noted that confirm everything obvious with today's forecast. First image... slide breaking to weak snow on the Patsy Marly/Twin Lakes Ridgeline. FORECASTERS NOTE: these slides were remotely triggered yesterday, and came out in pieces. Second image... nice pocket high in the Honeycomb cliffs
Comments
White from far... but still far from white, much of our terrain needs another thick coat of white paint. Also, whenever I go for a walk at a resort I make sure I know what their uphill policy looks like. I'm also reminded of my years working at a resort, that early season is super hectic and there's lots of moving parts behind the scenes. Remember- resort personnel are working hard making snow and trying to get their runs buffed out, so being cognizant to the big picture and realizing we are their guest creates a positive community vibe that everyone can respect :)
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