Avalanche Activity Aspen Springs to Long Valley

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Red Mountain to McGee

Drainage:

Submission Info
Ryan Huetter
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming
Obvious avalanche path
Terrain Trap
Avalanche Type: 
Wet
Slab
Loose/Point-Release
Slope: 
35degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
2 ft
Aspect: 
Southeast
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Width: 
600ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
9 000ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
1 500ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
5
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

From North to South, recent avy activity:

Batch Plant Bowls: Slope-wide rollerballs on North facing steep terrain, limited cornicing on ridgetops.

Mini Morrison: Several Loose Wet slides, D1.5 on East facing slopes, rollerball activity on steeper North side

McGee: By the far the largest slides observed here, many small to medium D1-2 Loose Wets on E-SE aspects, some which stepped down and triggered a slab

   Attached pic is of one of the 4 larger D3 slides that ran from top to bottom (started as Loose Wet but may have triggered slab, hard to see in flat light)

Red Mountain: Loose Wet and large rollerballs slope-wide on North facing avalanche paths.

Light rain at times, partly sunny.

Avalanche Photos: 
Number of People Caught: 
0
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