Avalanche: Girdwood

Location: Gulch Creek/Goat Peak

Route & General Observations

Debris from Jan.26-28th storm filled Gulch Creek drainage, the Runout zone of Surprise Gully on Goat Peak. Two large crowns were visible, one in the rocks near Island Coulior and one in Surprise Coulior. Debris ran to about ~1400′ in the Glacier Gulch drainage and stopped where the slope angle flattens a few hundred vertical feet about several homes.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Likely released mid storm between Jan.26-Jan.28.

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Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Partly cloudy
Low 30s F
Light winds in Valley
No precip

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