Avalanche: Snowbasin Backcountry

Observer Name
james broder
Observation Date
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Occurrence Date
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Occurence Time
1:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Snowbasin Backcountry (East Sisters)
Elevation
8000
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Depth
unknown
Width
70
Vertical
600
Comments

Multiple wet loose slides in the mid-day heat. Ambient temp down in Layton was almost 70 degrees, so probably close to 60 degrees up here. Southeast end of "The Sisters", two drainages to looker's left of Last Chance / WFO. About a quarter mile outside Snowbasin area boundary. Was skinning out there 3/13 and no slides had yet occurred, so these broke loose either 3/14 or on the morning of 3/15. ENE aspect, very warm, sunny, slushy. No skier tracks visible.

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