Avalanche: Tushers

Observer Name
Toddeo
Observation Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Occurrence Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Occurence Time
Morning

Region:

Location Name or Route
Merchant Narrows Beaver Canyon - SR 153
Elevation
8500
Aspect
Southeast
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
Density Change
Depth
8"
Width
30
Vertical
50
Comments

While driving down Beaver Canyon, I noticed two small avalanches above the road.  I am not sure if they were there when I drove up the Canyon due to poor visibility.  One may have been triggered by a point release sluff from above.  There were also a few sluffs that hit the road in this area.  Slope angle is approximate for the crown area of the one in the 1st two photos.  The crown continues to the lookers left behind the tree.

 

HST in this area is approx 16" (48 hrs)

Comments

Considerable danger in the Tushers, see my main ob.

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