Avalanche: South Face

Observer Name
Doug Wewer
Observation Date
Monday, March 5, 2012
Occurrence Date
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Ben Lomond - South Face
Elevation
9000
Aspect
Southeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Depth
unknown
Width
300
Vertical
2250
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Got some better photos today...

First photo below of starting zone and crown is from Jeff Metzger.

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More starting zone photos.

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Photos of toe of debris - looks like a nice (20' deep?) pile of debris at the toe.

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Google Earth Image showing the general path.  I couldn't see the East facing terrain real well, but it looks like a couple of other smaller paths contributed snow to the debris pile.  These looked to be mostly wet loose slides, but fairly large.

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