Red Mountain

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Red Mountain

Drainage:

Submission Info
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:15pm
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Avalanche Type: 
Dry
Trigger type: 
Natural
Aspect: 
Northeast
Avalanche Width: 
100ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
10 400ft.
Avalanche Length: 
2 000ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Observed debris from a large slide on Red Mountain.  Best guess is that this occurred sometime Monday.  The starting zone appeared to be somewhere in the main (largest) gully on the Northeast side of Red Mountain.  It was hard to see the start zone but looking at debris in the gully, it looks like the slide started somewhere between 10,800-10.400 ft.  The debris pile in the photo is located at 8400ft and deep enough to potentially bury a skiier.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Red Mountain 37° 32' 36.816" N, 118° 43' 45.138" W

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