Avalanche: Big Horseshoe

Observer Name
Brett Kobernik
Observation Date
Friday, February 16, 2018
Occurrence Date
Friday, February 16, 2018

Region:

Location Name or Route
Big Horseshoe
Elevation
10800
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Width
175
Vertical
900
Comments

Two naturals released in The Big Shoe early today or late Friday.  8 to 10" higher density snow along with moderate to strong wind was the culprit.  There is no doubt they broke into old snow.

Comments

Wind transporting snow was still obvious when I came across these.  These photos were taken from a long distance away so they don't do the large debris piles much justice.  These are serious avalanches.
 

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