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Avalanche: Blue Ice

Observer Name
Peter Donner
Observation Date
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Region
Blue Ice
Location Name or Route
Broads Fork
Elevation
10,500'
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Width
100'
Comments
Small glide above the Blue Ice in Broads Fork.
 
Observed it about 1:30 pm Wednesday from Porter Pass west of Mt. Raymond.  Guessing it came down overnight Tuesday the 26th.
 
Slab failed on a steep shear face and ran to the flats, about 1000 vertical feet.  Hard to tell exact dimensions from the Porter Fork ridge line, but it appeared to be a 100 ft wide by 100 foot long square block of snow that glided off the rock face.  Left a decent debris pile.

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