Avalanche: Gold Basin

Observer Name
Trenbeath
Observation Date
Monday, December 28, 2015
Occurrence Date
Saturday, December 26, 2015

Region:

Location Name or Route
Exxon's Folley
Elevation
11200
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
150
Vertical
900
Comments

Several slides occurred during this cycle, likely during the storm of Dec 25 or wind event of Dec 26. Difficult to tell from a distance if slide was new snow wind slab, or persistent slab down to old snow surface that existed prior to series of storms starting Dec 18. Possibly ran deeper into buried facets. Tukno - Gravel Pit Lanes slide ran to the ground, first of the season. Slide on north face of Tukuhnikivatz was similar to Exxon's slide. 

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