Avalanche: Provo Avalanche Cycle

Observer Name
Matt Primomo
Observation Date
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Occurrence Date
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Occurence Time
12:30am

Region:

Location Name or Route
Slide Canyon
Elevation
10400
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
39
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2.5'
Width
1/4 mile
Vertical
Unknown
Snow Profile Comments

Heres a profile from a very nearby location on the 12/14 with a similar aspect, but slightly lower elevation than this avalanche. I believe these avalanches ran on the basal facets from 39cm and below, but that hasn't been verified yet.

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A number of pictures below showing the documented avalanches we had during high precip rates last night.

Close up of Slide Canyon crown.

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Perspective on slide canyon crown.

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Ipana bowl ran D2 as well.

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Gunsight notch ran.

Snowslide Junior also ran, and almost made it down to the bike path.

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