Avalanche: Payson Canyon

Observer Name
Darce Trotter
Observation Date
Monday, February 17, 2014
Occurrence Date
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Occurence Time
Unknown

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Location Name or Route
Payson Canyon, Nebo Loop Road
Elevation
9400
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
36
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
30
Vertical
50
Comments

had to take skis off coming over little peak, SW fetch blown to rocks, small wind pocket released naturally on NE slope, only 30' wide, ran to firs/trees 50', crown average 3', small pocket, but I would not like to take even that ride and get slammed into trees at bottom by refrigerators, blocks remained together, so other than crushing you, unknown if it could bury you

Comments

bank release from machine cut 

Comments

activity over the weekend east facing Dry Mountain 

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