Avalanche: Taylor Canyon

Observer Name
Doug Wewer
Observation Date
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Occurrence Date
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Taylors Canyon
Elevation
7200
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Depth
unknown
Width
50
Vertical
600
Comments
From Ogden, got out the binoculars for a few minutes during a patch of afternoon sun on Thursday. Looked pretty hard at terrain around Ben Lomond and also the West side of Mt. Ogden.
 
 
Spotted one avalanche in Taylors Canyon, which looked like a point release wet slide. I couldn't tell how old it was, but it looked fairly fresh. Maybe caused by warming on Wednesday? That slide was NW, starting around 7200’ and ran at least 600’ vertical out of view. Width was up to 50’ with “wet-looking” short walls on the edges.
 
 
Also spotted a couple of smaller wet point releases off the rock bands just south of Lewis Peak (north of Ogden Canyon).
 
 
No other avalanches noted.
 
 
Upper elevation terrain has been hammered and sculpted by the wind. In some areas, the wind-exposed ridges look to be nearly bare of snow.
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