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Avalanche: Blue Slide Fork

Observer Name
Brett Kobernik
Observation Date
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Region
Skyline » Pleasant Creek » Blue Slide Fork
Location Name or Route
Blue Slide
Elevation
10,100'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3.5'
Width
400'
Vertical
450'
Comments
This avalanche is estimated to have released during a warming period somewhere between April 18 to 22. It broke into mid winter faceted snow that became wet. This is the first period where the higher north facing terrain has produced natural wet slab avalanches.
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