Avalanche: Provo

Observer Name
Andrew Bentz
Observation Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Occurrence Date
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Occurence Time
5:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Provo Mountains
Elevation
9500
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
34
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
10"
Width
15
Vertical
40
Comments
Little soft slab that broke on some facets at the top of a steeper slope. Seems to have broken on facets, which were closer to the surface than what we observed mid slope. Some whoomphing was heard as we were skinning up to the ridge, and we were able to see a lot of cracking at the top of different slopes. Things felt very touchy. Provo mountains still have a pretty shallow snowpack, with rounding facets at the bottom foot or so. Photo taken by Jackson Chandler.
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