Avalanche: Timpanogos

Observer Name
Jon Scott
Observation Date
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Occurrence Date
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Pole Couloir
Elevation
9500
Aspect
West
Slope Angle
50
Trigger
Hiker
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Snow Profile Comments
There was a thick layer of large graupel below a 3 inch slab form about 8500 to 9500 feet.
Comments
At 9500 feet I triggered a crack that probably could have been an avalanche spanning the 20 feet across the entire couloir. Thankfully after I sidestepped and stuck to a more rocky route for a bit, it did not give way.
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