Avalanche: Other Regions

Location: Avalanche Mile 6 Russian River Trail

Route & General Observations

Observation sent into Seward District trails program – Big thanks to the individual who sent the photos and info.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect UnknownElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

An avalanche came down on the Russian River trail sometime between 1:30 pm May 10 and 12:25 pm May 11. We hiked into Aspen Flats cabin yesterday across this trail which was totally free of ice and snow. Hiking out today, we saw this sight! We detoured clear around the foot of the debris. We approximate this to be at Mile 6 from the Russian River trailhead, it is definitely at least a mile past the Lower Russian lake (south end). Pictures are taken in order on our way out and back to the trail head.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Photos & Video
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