Avalanche: Upper Horse Creek

Observer Name
Trenbeath
Observation Date
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Occurrence Date
Sunday, January 22, 2017

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Location Name or Route
Old Reliable
Elevation
11500
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
1/4 mile
Vertical
1250
Comments

Typical large avalanche for Horse Creek with heavy snowfall and strong SW winds. Mountains received 40" of snow and 3.5 - 4" of water during the storm cycle of Jan 20-23. Winds averaged 30-40 mph with gusts to 70. Old Reliable!

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