Avalanche Activity in the Mammoth Region

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Mammoth Region


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 2:30pm
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Several D1-D2 avalanches were skier triggered in the region of Mammoth mid-day Wednesday (Jan 11) soon after winds increased significantly out of the West.  1-2' crowns, 100'+ wide at times, running up to 200'.  These were mostly mid-slope wind deposits which resulted from cross loading of northerly facing slopes from the post-storm winds out of the west, which is a much less common direction for post-storm winds in our area.  No one was reportedly injured.    

Debris from several D1-2 natural avalanches were also seen in the region which appeared to have occured during the main loading event mid-storm (again, occuring on northerly facing slopes).

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