Avalanche: Provo Peak

Observer Name
Andrew Bentz
Observation Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Occurrence Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018


Location Name or Route
provo peak area
Slope Angle
Extensive whoomphing felt and heard in the Provo mountains today. As we ascended up to about 9500, about 5 large collapses were heard. We did not notice any cracking today as we had a few days previous just after the big dump. Things seem to have bonded a little more. We kept it to lower angle tree runs to steer clear of the underlying facets that can be up to 20 inches from the ground. With only a 3 foot or so snowpack, it wouldn’t be too hard to get something to break at this layer.