12th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions November 2.

Avalanche: Mill Canyon Peak

Observer Name
Jonathan Gal
Observation Date
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Avalanche Date
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Region
Mill Canyon Peak
Location Name or Route
Mill Canyon Peak, West Ridge
Elevation
7,900'
Aspect
Southwest
Trigger
Skier
Depth
4"
Width
20'
Snow Profile Comments
Moist new snow layer on top of heavier, stronger layer that was mostly hard and icy, but starting to melt a little bit. It began with a width of only 4-5 feet. The Avalanche was loose and slow moving and ran for about 60 feet, entraining a gradually wider path as it descended. It ended near a big tree, with a final width of about 20 feet. At its deepest, the debris pile was not more than 8-10”. I triggered it while skiing down, but I was not caught in it. It seemed to start slowly, after I passed that spot. I was several turns further down, when I heard a sliding sound and looked back to see it. There was no whompfff sound, just a sliding sound, and it seemed to slide pretty slowly.
Comments
See above.
Coordinates

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