Natural in Esha Canyon

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AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Esha Peak
Submission Info
Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 12:30am
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming
Avalanche Type: 
Wet
Slope: 
35degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
Less than 1 ft
Aspect: 
East
Weak Layer: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Width: 
40ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
10 200ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
150ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
5-10
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Watched a wet slide go naturally around 12:30 this afternoon on the east sidewall of esha canyon.

Avalanche Photos: 
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Small wind slabs starting to form on the north face of esha peak with heavy wind transport occurring around 3pm. Our boot pack up the north face average boot pen (25cm) was covered/drifted in within 30 min. About 20mph winds with gusts up to 35 on the top(2,400ft). At about 3:30pm ski conditions were as follow: Wind board and sastrugi present 12400-10800, Refrozen crust on top of corn 10800-9800, Good corn 9800-9200, Mank/slush 9200-8000.

Esha Canyon 37° 30' 54" N, 118° 48' 3.6" W

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