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We took advantage of today's clear weather to look for avalanche activity associated with last weeks storm cycle. We chose Rescue Creek in the Middle Fork for its plethora of steep avalanche terrain.
Up Rescue Creek.
Extensive Storm Slab cycle during the loading event Friday and Saturday. It appears that some slides occurred earlier in the week as well. Crowns were noted on south, southeast, north, and northwest aspects.
The debris from these slides is noticeably larger than the numerous storm slab avalanches that occurred within the storm snow.
Could not identify the crown and therefore the size is an estimate and the avalanche-type is unknown. The debris traveled a long way on the valley floor (3/4+ mile) before coming to rest at 4500'. Numerous other paths fed this tongue of debris.
The crown height is an estimate of the maximum depth. This slide appears to have been triggered by a surface slide near the end of the storm and left an impressive debris pile.
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