Avalanche: Upper Weber Canyon

Observer Name
Kikkert
Observation Date
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Occurrence Date
Monday, February 1, 2016
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Elevation
10500
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Depth Hoar
Depth
2.5'
Width
50
Vertical
400
Comments

This is a repeater in an area that previously avalanched during the solstice cycle.  Likely failed Monday during the high winds. Dug a pit right next to the crown and couldn't get propagation and structure was not overly weak.  This shows the pockety nature of this problem, with slopes that have previously avalanched now very difficult to distinguish from those that haven't.

 

 

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