Avalanche: Geertsen Canyon

Observer Name
Everett
Observation Date
Monday, February 10, 2014
Occurrence Date
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Gurtsens Canyon
Elevation
7600
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
unknown
Width
500
Vertical
1000
Comments

Driving home from the resort last night noticed 2 Avalanches near the mouth of the South fork of Gurtsens Canyon... started high and ran a long way down the slope guessing 1000' x 500' Wide. Caught a photo of it but not great, will try and get up again and get better shot. Based on results from the past 4 days I would assume it rain on rain/moist basal facets layer, likely overloaded from the wind, high pif, and swe from Fri-Sun.

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