Avalanche: Cove Creek

Observer Name
Cade Beck - compiled by Brett Kobernik
Observation Date
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Occurrence Date
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Region:

Location Name or Route
Head of Cove Creek, Southeast of the top of Ephraim Canyon
Elevation
10200
Aspect
East
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Repeater
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Deep Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
4'
Width
350
Vertical
100
Comments

Rider on the slope triggered the slide which broke behind him and he was clear of the slab.  Another rider below the slope got dusted but was not caught.  The slope was short due to a bench just below it.

Local riders believe this slope may have avalanched in December. It is a usual suspect and avalanches frequently.

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