Avalanche: Porter Fork

Observer Name
Peter Donner
Observation Date
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Occurrence Date
Sunday, January 7, 2018

Region:

Location Name or Route
Porter Fork. In Between
Elevation
8900
Aspect
Northeast
Depth
2'
Width
150
Vertical
600
Comments
Slope failed on 3rd ski cut, underneath rocky outcrop, 35 degrees steep. Weak layer was facets above November bed surface. Fracture propagated 100 feet uphill, and 150 feet across the run, pulling out less steep 30 degree terrain. Avalanche ran 600 vertical feet.
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