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Avalanche: Bonkers

Observer Name
MAC
Observation Date
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Avalanche Date
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Region
Salt Lake » Big Cottonwood Canyon » Broads Fork » Bonkers
Location Name or Route
Bonkers
Elevation
10,000'
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
2'
Width
250'
Comments
Bonkers this am was littered with avy debris, some of it the size of a small car (large refrigerator?). Seems to have slid during the high PI time, breaking in the talus to the looker's left of normal Bonkers. Seems to have gone quite a ways (700-800 feet?) but didn't really step down deep into the snowpack (i.e., didn't touch the PWL).
Also looked into Stairs and saw the massive (gargantuan) glide cracks mentioned after the bombing of a week or two back. Deep gouges running through the skier's left side of Stairs with big glide cracks all over, including to skier's right where you'd normally descend.
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