North Gullies on Gilcrest Peak

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Deer Creek Drainage

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Submission Info
Forecaster
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
Red Flags: 
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
35degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
1 ft
Aspect: 
Northeast
Avalanche Width: 
150ft.
Elevation: 
11 000ft.
Avalanche Length: 
1 500ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
3
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Report from a local ski guide: "I skinned up from the dam at Lundy lake today to the top of 'ridiculous ' bowl. N facing bowl east of Deer Creek canyon.
Saw that when we came back down around 1:30 pm all three N gullies on Gilcrest had slid. Most of the E facing side walls had slid into the main gullies. It looked like the middle one also slid out of the top of the star zone of the main gully. Each ran between 400- 600 m long and filled the with of the gullies.

Saw on the NE aspect that it slid yesterday. It looked to me like the start zone below the NE ridge had distinct crown lines in it running from rock outcropping to rock outcropping. Over 35 deg. steep. Ran fro about 11'000 down to about 9100 ft. At least 150 ft wide at debris, start zone in two separate chutes up high. Possibly 1-1.5 ft crown depth.

Found creamy pow still in our N facing bowl between 8600 and 9700 . Below that: wet pow at 1 pm, above 9700, more wind affected and exposed terrain."

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Number of People Caught: 
0
38° 0' 58.4856" N, 119° 13' 32.4948" W

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