December 13, 2022
December 16, 2022
Zone or Region:
Soldier and Wood River Valley Mtns
Out sunrise valley in Elkhorn, but approached from the east. See map.
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
Upper about 6800
Unclear trigger; went all the way to the bottom of the valley but trees remained intact. Difficult to determine depth of crown from distance, but probably 18-24inches.
Did you see shooting cracks? No
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? Yes, Widespread
Widespread collapsing. No avalanche activity seen on low angle slopes. Estimate this avalanche approx 35 degrees. Did not see it occur, but definitely occurred after the most recent storm as it wasn't there last weekend.