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Avalanche: Chipman Peak

Observer Name
Grainger, Olafsen
Observation Date
Monday, March 18, 2019
Avalanche Date
Friday, March 15, 2019
Region
Chipman Peak
Location Name or Route
Chipman Peak
Elevation
10,700'
Aspect
Southeast
Slope Angle
36°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
14"
Width
300'
Vertical
1,000'
Comments
This slide observed off SE facing Chipman Peak was not from today, most likely from the Friday 3/15 natural wet cycle that was noted throughout the central Wasatch.  This piece connected as a slab as last week's new snow took Friday's sun, running on the interface.   This was the only slab we saw connect off the AF ridgeline or in Red Pine, Maybird, or Hogum.  All other activity was wet loose (some quite sizeable) on W-S-E faces and some cornice fall off the western Hogum headwall.
Comments
Debris down to lower rock in path ~halfway down left side of photo.
Coordinates

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