Avalanche: Ogden Canyon

Observer Name
Bill Hunt
Observation Date
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Occurrence Date
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Occurence Time
Afternoon

Region:

Location Name or Route
Indian trail near Smokey Bear trailhead, Ogden canyon
Elevation
5500
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Loose Wet Snow
Vertical
450
Comments
I went for an evening hike from the Smokey Bear trailhead, and was surprised to see a sluff that put 12 to 18" deposition on the trail, 15 feet wide, with no hikers tracks through it. It appeared to have come down in the heat of the day, probably midafternoon. Just up the trail were 2 more small deposition piles that did have hikers tracks through them. So someone hiked up and back after the first two slides, and before the third one came down. These were not big, but they could push someone off the trail if they happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was a good reminder that there is some steep terrain above that could possibly impact the start of that trail.
Comments
Not sure how to add a photo from this phone.
Coordinates