Avalanche: Santaquin Canyon

Observer Name
Eric
Observation Date
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Avalanche Date
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Region
Santaquin Canyon
Location Name or Route
Santaquin Canyon - ice climbs
Elevation
6,000'
Aspect
North
Trigger
Natural
Depth
unknown
Width
Unknown
Snow Profile Comments
Didn't dig any pits, but could see at least 2 minimum distinct melt layers in snow along the river bank.
Comments
Slides all hit within a few minutes of the sun coming out. Aspect of the avalanche source was unknown,  but likely west facing. We were in a north facing gully at the base of squash head ice climbing. 2 slides went off in our gully within a couple minutes of each other. 3 slides in a neighboring gully at the same time. 3 of us hit by the debris,  but none buried. Numerous climbers nearby. No one buried in our area. Around 11 am. Temperatures roughly low 40's. 1 climber on the route was hit by much of the avalanches but was unhurt. 

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