Avalanche: Grandview Peak

Observer Name
Mark Staples and Michael Davis
Observation Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Occurrence Date
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Region:

Location Name or Route
Boutiful north of Grandview
Elevation
8600
Aspect
North
Width
800
Comments

Width estimated. We spotted this slide from the power lines. First photo shows the debris well. Second photo sort of shows a piece of the crown well. I would estimate it at 4 feet deep and wind loaded. The weak layer we found was about 2 feet deep. With wind load, 4 feet seems reasonable at the crown. We couldn't seen any rocks in the bed surface, so I think it did break in the middle of the snowpack.

See snow profile and a few photos of the snowpack layers in this observation.

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