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Avalanche: Millville Peak

Observer Name
Ryan Choi
Observation Date
Saturday, April 16, 2022
Avalanche Date
Saturday, April 16, 2022
Region
Logan » Providence Canyon » Millville Peak
Location Name or Route
Millville Peak
Elevation
9,200'
Aspect
North
Trigger
Unknown
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
20"
Width
100'
Vertical
800'
Comments
Came across a very recent natural avalanche up Providence Canyon on the NW side of Millville Peak. The crown broke ~100' wide just below the summit ridge line at ~9200' on a broad wind-loaded NNE aspect. Measured the crown slope angle at 39 degrees. The 20" wind slab failed and ran on the old melt surface crust for ~800' vertical. No visible trigger. Heard audible collapsing snow in the vicinity.
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