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Natural avalanche, "Suicide Gully", McBride to Horse Camp Tour

Location Name: 
"Suicide Gully"
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:14pm
Observation made by: 
Public
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activityRecent loading by new snow, wind, or rainTerrain Trap

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 21' 43.9488" N, 122° 15' 40.0788" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

This test slope/snowpit was dug above the skin track. The slope below the skin track had about a 20 inch crown fracture. It appeared to be about 24-48 hours old. A sizeable debris pile was observed down in the terrain trap gully.

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Weather Observations

Details

  • snow showers 
  • little wind
  • obscured skies
  • very brief moments of blue sky

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
Snow
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Light
Wind Direction: 
Southeast