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Avalanche: Hellgate

Observer Name
Nate L
Observation Date
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Region
Salt Lake » Little Cottonwood Canyon » Hellgate
Location Name or Route
Hellgate Cliffs
Elevation
9,900'
Aspect
South
Trigger
Unknown
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Weak Layer
Wet grains
Depth
Unknown
Width
Unknown
Vertical
Unknown
Comments
Watched a large, loud wet slide come down the main slide path of Hell Gate (across from Alta/Bird) and pour over the cliff band for ~30 seconds around 3:30pm. Likely D3, and may have been a wet slab given its size, but I couldn't see the start zone well. It appeared to have run to the ground.
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