Avalanche: Providence Quarry

Observer Name
David Rosenberg
Observation Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Occurrence Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Occurence Time
6:30pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Providence Canyon, 4WD road just east of 1st Waterfall
Elevation
7200
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
35
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Wet Slab
Avalanche Problem
Loose Wet Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
6"
Width
35
Vertical
100
Comments
4" to 6" of new snow this afternoon, wet to dense, skied fine up high but on the way out intentionally set off several wet slides of this size that ran 100 ft vertical or so with debris piles 1' to 2' deep. The new snow did not bond at all to the old stuff. The slide in the photo ran onto the quarry road a bit just around the corner from 1st waterfall. Snowed most of the afternoon but not much new accumulation. Cleared in the early evening.
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