Avalanche: Lake Canyon

Observer Name
Brett Kobernik
Observation Date
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Occurrence Date
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Occurence Time
Morning

Region:

Location Name or Route
South Fork, Lake Canyon
Elevation
10200
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3.5'
Width
400
Comments

Bump in wind speed on Wednesday night was enough to produce a number of natural avalanches around the Skyline Summit zone.  I couldn't see how far it ran, perhaps 300 to 500 feet.  I was able to see that it was pretty wide.  The total depth of the snowpack is around 40 inches or a bit more in the wind loaded areas.  This broke to the ground so it is at least 40 inches deep.

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