Avalanche: Ben Lomond

Observer Name
Doug Wewer
Observation Date
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Occurrence Date
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Ogden Mountains
Elevation
9000
Aspect
South
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Depth
unknown
Width
Unknown
Vertical
800
Comments

Using binoculars in Ogden, got a good look at the South face of Ben Lomond and West-facing mountains to the south towards North Ogden Divide.  Also looked at the West side of Mt. Ogden above the city.

Observed numerous, fresh wet point releases.  A dozen or more of these triggered larger, wet sluffs, deeply filling in gullies and running 400-800 vertical feet.  These were on Northwest through West through South aspects.  Most of the large gullies I looked at had some form of wet debris in them.  Nearly all steep, rocky areas appeared to have rollerball activity - literally hundreds off of a single cliff band.

I did not observe any wet slabs or anything that looked like it stepped down to weaker layers.

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