Avalanche: Franklin Basin

Observer Name
Jeremy Jensen
Observation Date
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Occurrence Date
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Occurence Time
2:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Franklin Basin Area
Elevation
9300
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
39
Trigger
Snowboarder
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Loose Wet Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
12"
Width
60
Vertical
800
Comments

There were a couple of these slow moving wet slides triggered by snowboard and powsurfers on an E facing slope in the afternoon heat. They were slow moving and not very threatening, but did take out a small tree or two.  Temps had cooled significantly at the time of the slide (pictured) but the snow was still saturated enough for this point release slide to pick up some steam.  The slides were just new snow depth... about 11 inches or so at this elevation.

 

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