Avalanche: Pleasant Creek

Observer Name
Richard Stum
Observation Date
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Occurrence Date
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Pleasant Creek Canyon
Elevation
9900
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Depth
unknown
Width
70
Vertical
900
Comments

Unknown date. Jan. 6 was just a guess. It took out a bunch of trees and/or bent them over. Having skied in this area for almost a decade, this is the first major avy I have seen at this location. Photos were shot at 8950 ft.

FORECASTER NOTE:  This path is a regular offender.  Often the debris does not run far enough to reach the road.  I have seen it cross the road a few times since I've been forecasting here over the last 4 or 5 years.  Given the small amount of snow on the debris, the most likely release date is Wednesday, Jan 11.  Southwest wind was strong which loads the starting zone in a big way.  Another foot or so of snow fell at the end of the storm.

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