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Avalanche: Mineral Fork

Observer Name
McCurdy, Kemp, Haggard
Observation Date
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Avalanche Date
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Region
Salt Lake » Big Cottonwood Canyon » Mineral Fork
Location Name or Route
Mineral fork
Elevation
10,500'
Aspect
North
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Depth
2.5'
Width
250'
Comments
We observed this Natural wet slab in the Room of Doom this morning while we were skiing in Cardiff fk. John Mietschnig posted a natural avalanche cycle from Santiago through a portion of GB No that may have occurred around May 7. This looked to be a little more recent, likely last week before the welcomed cooler temps arrived. We assumed the oct/ nov facets getting lubed up due to the lack of freezing temps was the culprit.
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