Avalanche: Hells Canyon

Observer Name
Bill Hunt
Observation Date
Friday, April 1, 2016
Occurrence Date
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Region:

Location Name or Route
Hells canyon
Elevation
8300
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
40
Avalanche Type
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem
Loose Wet Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Vertical
1000
Comments
A sizeable wet slide appears to have run yesterday afternoon, in Hells canyon. Not clear if this was skier triggered or natural. Deposition about 300 feet in length, 2 to 5 feet deep, leaving a hard ice bed surface, and even scouring a small sidewall on the right. 3rd photo, I threw a ski pole down into the debris for reference. Note the old wet debris on the left, with a blanket of fresh snow.
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