Avalanche above June Lake Loop

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Near Roadside ice climbing area
Submission Info
Em H
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm
Red Flags: 
Rapid warming
Terrain Trap
Avalanche Type: 
Loose/Point-Release
Slope: 
90degrees
Weak Layer: 
Unknown
Avalanche Width: 
300ft.
Elevation: 
8 500ft.
Bed Surface: 
Unknown
Avalanche Length: 
500ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Around noon today while preparing to ice climb at Roadside, we observed a large loose snow/spindrift avalanche about a quarter mile north and about 1000 ft above the june lake road. It poured over a rock cliff looking like a white waterfall with an audible roar for what seemed like a long time (maybe a minute?)

Location, elevation & avy size are estimates.

We couldn't see the start zone, but possibly a snow-filled gully above & looker's right of where we saw snow pouring over the cliff. No sign of skiers or climbers in the avalanche area, but there were ski tracks over on Mt Wood at about the same elevation. I hope no one was caught in the avalanche as the length of drop over the cliff was substantial.

 

 

Air temperature trend: 
Warming
More detailed information about the weather: 

Warm, sunny, clear

Cliffs above & north of Roadside Ice 37° 48' 15.6924" N, 119° 7' 58.7856" W
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