Avalanche: Trailer Court Canyon

Observer Name
Kobernik
Observation Date
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Occurrence Date
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Occurence Time
Morning

Region:

Location Name or Route
East facing Arrowhead into Trailer Court Canyon
Elevation
8000
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Problem
Deep Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
4'
Width
200
Vertical
2000
Comments

Lots of wind loading onto east slopes today which produced fairly widespread class 1 natural avalanches involving mostly just new snow.  However, there was this natural avalanche that broke deep into old snow early this morning.  Being at 8000 feet, the warm temperatures may have contributed to the instability but it mostly looked like the wind loading was the biggest contributor.

 

Comments

The 200' wide crown face was 3' to 6' deep.

Comments

The avalanche ran to right around the 6000' foot level, a 2000' descent churning the debris into a wet mass.

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