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Avalanche: Park City Ridgeline

Observer Name
Craig Gordon/Andy Van Houten
Observation Date
Monday, May 23, 2022
Avalanche Date
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Region
Salt Lake » Park City Ridgeline
Location Name or Route
Squaretop
Elevation
9,800'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
39°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Glide
Avalanche Problem
Gliding Snow
Weak Layer
Ground Interface
Depth
3.5'
Width
150'
Vertical
800'
Comments
Goin' down the feelin' bad on west bound I-80 after a sunrise trail run in Round Valley. Of course, I'm trying to focus on my driving, but I see something unusual in the corner of my eye on the PC ridgeline that looks like a wet slab. Sure enough... it appears like a decent piece of snow peeled off the Squaretop rock slabs sometime in the past 24 hours. I gave PCMR Snow Safety Director Andy Van Houten a quick heads up and he snapped the image embedded in this ob. Not a particularly unusual event for the terrain or time of year. Like most us.... Squaretop is shedding its winter coat.
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