Avalanche: Upper Weber Canyon

Observer Name
Craig Gordon/Dave Kikkert
Observation Date
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Occurrence Date
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Occurence Time
11:30am

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Elevation
10300
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Explosive
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
2'
Width
200
Vertical
400
Comments

With a good thump, this fresh wind slab from yesterday was surprisingly connected, but didn't break into any old snow... which is good news. None-the-less, a slide this size could definitely ruin your day.

Comments

A good looking Uinta pack. Two tongue depressors are placed at last weeks new snow/old snow interface. The facets sandwiched in between are healing nicely. The third tongue depressor near the top of the pit is Wednesday's storm. We're definately headed in the right direction where the pack is deep. However, steep, rocky, shallow zones remain suspect.

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