Avalanche: Powder Mountain Backcountry

Observer Name
Brian Pollick
Observation Date
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Occurrence Date
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Powder Mountain
Elevation
8600
Aspect
East
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
Unknown
Vertical
Unknown
Comments

The last two photos show natural slides on easterly facing slopes in unskied/unopened terrain.  These occurred sometime between 1600 on 1/19 and 0800 on 1/20.  Crowns were 1-3', sliding layer was low density snow from 1/18.  Largest slide was approximately 600'x1200'.

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