Avalanche: Hogum Hogback

Observer Name
brady
Observation Date
Friday, January 20, 2023
Avalanche Date
Friday, January 20, 2023
Region
Salt Lake » Little Cottonwood Canyon » Maybird Gulch » Hogum Hogback
Location Name or Route
Hogum hogback
Elevation
10,500'
Aspect
East
Trigger
Snowboarder
Depth
18"
Width
30'
Comments
Headed up maybird gulch to hogum highback today. Observed wind loading above 9500', moreso on the east and west slopes.
On the first line, I broke a cornice on the slope, knocking the top 6" off. As I descended, I initiated a ski cut knocking the next 18" off in a slab. It was a small pocket. Not enough to cause a burial, but enough to rake you through the cliffs below. Ran roughly 400'.
The next 2 runs did not show any signs of instabilities. They were on similar slopes as well.