Avalanche: Hells Canyon

Observer Name
Weed
Observation Date
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Occurrence Date
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Wellsiville Mt Wilderness, Hells Canyon
Elevation
8500
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wet Slab
Weak Layer
Wet grains
Depth
3'
Width
300
Vertical
1750
Comments

Took pictures of a couple large fresh natural wet avalanches today in the Wellsvilles.  I don't know when the cornice fall triggered slides occurred, maybe in today's strong midmorning sun.   A string of nights lacking a good freeze and very warm daytime temperatures means dangerous wet avalanche conditions on the sustained steep and very sunny slopes on the east side of the Wellsville Range.  

We need a good overnight refreeze....  

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