Avalanche: Jolleys Hole

Observer Name
M.D.
Observation Date
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Occurrence Date
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Region:

Location Name or Route
Jolly's Hole, upper north fork of Manti Canyon
Elevation
10200
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Deep Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
4'
Comments

Rider approached the slope from the bottom.  It fractured when he was 3/4 of the way up.  He was able to veer left and throttle off the slab before it caught him.

The avalanche broke on the weak early season snow near the ground.

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