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Avalanche: Burch Creek

Observer Name
Martin K
Observation Date
Sunday, April 23, 2023
Avalanche Date
Sunday, April 23, 2023
Region
Ogden » Snowbasin Backcountry » Burch Creek
Location Name or Route
Backside of Strawberry
Elevation
9,000'
Aspect
Northwest
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
18"
Width
500'
Comments
A large (natural?) avalanche broke on northwest avalanche on the backside of Strawberry at Snowbasin. It was a scary avalanche that likely failed on the new, windloaded snow down to the ice/crust layer about 1-2' feet below.
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