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Avalanche: Rock Canyon

Observer Name
Travis Alvord
Observation Date
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Region
Provo » Rock Canyon
Location Name or Route
Rock Canyon
Elevation
Unknown
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Unknown
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
Unknown
Width
Unknown
Comments
A large avalanche completely covered the Provo Rock Canyon trail on Feb 7, 2024. This ocurred on a large, partially barren (smooth rock) north-facing slope just above the second bridge. The debris field from this slide extended down-canyon, completely covering the second bridge with a wall of snow over 20 feet high. Avalanches in Rock Canyon are uncommon.
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