Avalanche: Santiago Ridge

Observer Name
mb
Observation Date
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Region
Santiago Ridge
Location Name or Route
Mineral Fork (Santiago)
Elevation
10,000'
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Depth
unknown
Width
300'
Comments
Very large debris piles at the bottom of Santiago in Mineral Fork this morning, presumably from yesterday afternoon. Didn't manage a good pic as my phone wasn't behaving but maybe 6'+ deep or more, big enough to do some serious damage. Wet debris was widespread on northerly facing slopes in this drainage, but the piles below Santiago were particularly intimidating.

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