Avalanche: BBQ Bowl

Observer Name
Brett Kobernik
Observation Date
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Occurrence Date
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Region:

Location Name or Route
BBQ Bowl in Pleasant Creek
Elevation
10300
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Repeater
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
700
Vertical
700
Comments

This is a repeater which released HUGE on Christmas Day.  DETAILS  I visited the slide on Jan 3 and was on the bed surface in the starting zone. A few inches of snow fell after that and then that snow faceted from around Jan 9 to Jan 13 or so.  This is no doubt the weak layer.

Comments

It should be noted that this small path that crosses the Pleasant Creek road has not avalanched again since Christmas.  It did release on Christmas Day.  This is a dangerous and unsuspecting path that could easily catch someone traveling up the road.

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