Avalanche: South Fork

Observer Name
Kobernik-Kendall
Observation Date
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Occurrence Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Region:

Location Name or Route
Main bowl in the South Fork
Elevation
10400
Aspect
North
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
10"
Width
125
Vertical
250
Comments

There were at least two avalanches that we observed which released during the tail end of Wednesday's storm.  The crowns were slightly obscured because of wind drifted snow.  It doesn't appear the entire bowl released, just a pocket on the northwest aspect and a pocket on the northeast aspect.  These were fairly shallow avalanches and didn't even run half of the track.  I suspect we haven't seen the last of avalanche activity in this bowl for this year.

Photo below: northwest facing pocket

Comments

Photo below:  northeast facing pocket

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