Avalanche: Weber Canyon Avy Cycle

Observer Name
Craig Gordon/Trent Meisenheimer
Observation Date
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Occurrence Date
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Occurence Time
Afternoon

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Elevation
9800
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
39
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3.5'
Width
1/4 mile
Vertical
600
Comments

The Uinta's got pounded by Monday nights storm. Storm totals are 30" with just over 2" of water.... massive numbers for the eastern front! West and southwest winds layed down an evenly distributed slab before winds really started cranking late Monday and as a result everything was very connected and about as reactive as I've ever seen in the Uinta's.

We saw numerous avalanches in Upper Weber Canyon today and the slides were remotely triggered by snowcats working in the area and by Trent and I hiking on the ridges.

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