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Big Avalanche in Jackson Hole Sidecountry

post #1 of 7
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Nobody hurt or even in it.

 

This is a natural slide that took out most of the Powder 8 Face of Cody Bowl.  

 

 

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This is a HUGE avalanche that slid across an extremely popular hike-to ski route in the Jackson Hole sidecountry.  I haven't seen any analysis of it yet, but that crown looks to be six feet or more at a couple of points.  

 

What's even more interesting is that the next slope over is No Name Face, directly behind that left portion of the crown of this avalanche.  No Name did NOT slide, and that's also a very popular run here.  

 

Everybody be careful out there.

post #2 of 7

I'd like to read a link or report when if/when you become aware of one.  Thanks for putting this up.  

post #3 of 7

That's massive. An analysis of the snow layers/situation there would be interesting. Also on No Name...

post #4 of 7

Wondering if you guys had rain that high, or if the bed surface was old facets?  Must've been some major wind loading for a 6' crown.

JF

post #5 of 7

Woah - that's a pretty big crown for early December.  I sure hope you can't access No Name without seeing this to get there.

post #6 of 7

in light of this slide, I think you should......icon14.gif

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Originally Posted by JayT View Post

Woah - that's a pretty big crown for early December.  I sure hope you can't access No Name without seeing this to get there.

post #7 of 7

Glad no one was there at the time.  Did it happen after sundown/before sunrise so no one was around?

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