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Avalanche: Rainbow Peak

Observer Name
Derek and Tim
Observation Date
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Region
Salt Lake » Little Cottonwood Canyon » White Pine » Rainbow Peak
Location Name or Route
Rainbow Ridge, WP
Elevation
9,600'
Aspect
East
Trigger
Skier
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Depth
15"
Width
35'
Comments
Avalanche mid-slope likely caused by cross loading. Derek had no idea it even slid until he turned around at the bottom.
Manageable and unlikely to have carried, but showing effects of wind loading. The early morning wind wasn't too strong but increased considerably over the course of the tour. Substantial snow transport observed off Thunder Ridge, Hogum's, Lake Peak, White Baldy, and Red Baldy. Winds coming from South/Southwest.
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