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Avalanche: Wilson Chutes

Observer Name
Eric and Grace
Observation Date
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Avalanche Date
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Region
Salt Lake » Mill Creek Canyon » Wilson Fork » Wilson Chutes
Location Name or Route
Wilson Chutes
Elevation
9,500'
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
125'
Comments
While skinning on the wilson ridgeline we remotely triggered a relatively large D2 avalanche in the wilson chutes. The slide was triggered from around 100 ft away, but cracking was observed along the entire wilson chute face moments before the slide occured. We couldn't safely get to the northeast aspect to dig a snow pit, so we were unable to determine the exact depth of the crown and which layer the avalanche broke on.
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