Avalanche: Spring City Canyon

Observer Name
Kobernik/Kendall
Observation Date
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Occurrence Date
Monday, March 2, 2015

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Spring City Canyon
Elevation
10300
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
14"
Width
350
Vertical
500
Comments

This avalanche slid on Monday, March 2nd during the portion of the storm when it was a southerly flow.  About 12" of low density new snow from Tuesday's cold front was on the debris when we viewed it.  This area avalanched in December and only about 18" of snow was left to sit and facet (become weak) through January and February.

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