Avalanche: Canyons Periphery

Observer Name
Jake Hutchinson
Observation Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Occurrence Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Occurence Time
Morning

Region:

Location Name or Route
Red Rocks and Mother in Law
Elevation
9600
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
43
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
2'
Width
150
Vertical
600
Comments

Happened to be on the ridge just as the weather broke for a few minutes and I had visibility.  The slide is much bigger than I originally thought.  Debris is stacked up 4-6 feet deep in the thick trees and gully and could easily bury, injure or kill a person.  There are a number of tracks on the ridge and at least one partially wind-filled one that enters the slope.  I believe it is an old track that the wind has exposed ( i hope it is) but with the adjacent slopes and steep, narrow gully I wasn't willing to venture down and check it out.  I did report it to Canyons patrol who relayed to Summit Co Sherrif.  The crown was mostly filled in by the time I got there but here are a few pics taken before the visibility shut down again

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