Avalanche: Box Elder Peak

Observation Date
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Occurrence Date
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Occurence Time
12:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Wellsville Mountain Wilderness, Box Elder Peak
Elevation
9100
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Skier
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
5"
Width
25
Vertical
500
Caught
1
Comments
Triggered small, manageable soft slabs near Box Elder Peak. They were not deep but propagated and released enough snow to carry a skier. There is a skier in the photo below.
Comments
Additionally, there were some monster sized cornices. This is the crack of one house sized cornice.
Comments
Noticed numerous soft slab avalanches likely triggered by breaking cornices
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