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Avalanche: Stansbury Range

Observer Name
Xan
Observation Date
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Avalanche Date
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Region
Salt Lake » Stansbury Range
Location Name or Route
Stansbury Range
Elevation
9,700'
Aspect
Northwest
Trigger
Skier
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Depth
2'
Width
15'
Comments
Performed a ski cut after seeing signs of instability in a rapidly warming snowpack after ascending the ridge below temple and twin couloirs. Expecting wet loose activity, we were surprised to see a distinct wet slab propogate ~70 feet down the slope below. Fairly slow moving, but still cause for concern. To state the obvious, be wary of steep terrain as the sun heats up the snowpack.
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