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Avalanche: West Desolation Ridge

Observer Name
mfd
Observation Date
Sunday, February 11, 2024
Avalanche Date
Sunday, February 11, 2024
Region
Salt Lake » Big Cottonwood Canyon » Mill D North » West Desolation Ridge
Location Name or Route
West Desolation Ridge - South Side
Elevation
9,300'
Aspect
South
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Wet Snow
Depth
Unknown
Width
Unknown
Comments
Superficial wet loose point release slide on the south side of west desolation ridge running from steep rock band into bear trap. Observed from the top of the cone- roller balls, small wet releases running into thick aspen groves and one larger release that fanned out a bit. Good reminder of a little bit of dense snow that could send you where you don't want to go. Result of rocks heating up in very strong sun today, no tracks in area. Photos taken around 5:30pm.
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