Avalanche: Bulger Canyon

Observer Name
Brett Kobernik
Observation Date
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Occurrence Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Occurence Time
11:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Bulger Canyon
Elevation
11000
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
Density Change
Comments

This natural avalanche was estimated to have released late Tuesday night.  An increase in wind along with plenty of low density snow formed numerous fresh drifts and wind slabs.  A chunk of cornice falling onto the slope was the most likely trigger.  With the debris being very crisp and visible, this tells us that the avalanche released late in the wind event just as the wind was about to slow down.  This is the largest avalanche that I've seen from the recent couple of storms.

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