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Avalanche: Mineral Fork

Observer Name
John Mletschnig
Observation Date
Monday, May 9, 2022
Avalanche Date
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Region
Salt Lake » Big Cottonwood Canyon » Mineral Fork
Location Name or Route
Mineral Fork
Elevation
9,700'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Comments
There was a widespread natural wet slab cycle sometime around May 6-7. More or less everything northerly from Santiago and GB No in Mineral Fork avalanched deeply into the old snow, likely on Oct/Nov facets.
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