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Avalanche: Elk Point

Observer Name
Kris Nosack
Observation Date
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Avalanche Date
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Region
Elk Point
Location Name or Route
Elk Point (Primrose Cirque)
Elevation
Unknown
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Depth
unknown
Width
Unknown
Comments
Skiing down Alpine Loop road above Aspen Grove around 3pm I spotted avalanche debris that came off Elk Point that wasn't there when I went up. It ran down into the Primrose Cirque drainage. Lots of small slides in the area on slopes steeper than ~30 degrees, many started under solar heated cliff bands.
I spotted a few small slides in Primrose Cirque, nothing big, but it was overcast and visibility wasn't great. While I was taking photos of the Elk Point slide the wind came up and blew snow off the peak and I was treated to 3-4 "snow falls" pouring off the cliff bands.
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