Avalanche: Providence Quarry

Observer Name
Tim Wolford
Observation Date
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Occurrence Date
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Occurence Time
Morning

Region:

Location Name or Route
Slag Pile
Elevation
6600
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Unknown
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Surface Hoar
Depth
2'
Width
80
Vertical
100
Comments

Paige took a look at this 1/27/17. There were no tracks leading in to the slope from the top though there were lots of sled tracks just a short way to the north. Possible it could have been remotely triggered from there or from below as folks riding up the canyon will sometimes carve up the lower part of the path. The deposition covered the existing snowmobile road. Hard to tell how deep but up to at least 6' in some spots. Definitely failed on buried surface hoar. 

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