Avalanche: Primrose Cirque

Observer Name
UDOT Woody, relayed verbally to M Staples
Observation Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Occurrence Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Occurence Time
10:30am

Region:

Location Name or Route
Bobs Knob and Pharaoh
Elevation
8200
Aspect
Southeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
8"
Width
1/4 mile
Comments

Significant natural cycle mid morning above Aspen Grove. Bobs Knob had an 8" slide that broke 1200' across. The Pharaoh had a similar slide maybe 900' wide. All failing on very low density snow. It may not settle enough or get stronger in time for the next storm.

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