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Broads Fork Avalanche Debris
Early spring scene of the annual avalanche carnage in Broads Fork meadow. This area is known for the huge glide avalanches which regularly release from the east flanks of Broads Fork Twin Peaks (just out of view on the right) every spring. We estimated the debris piles to be 20-30 feet deep in some areas. For comparison, here is a similar view of the area later in Spring after the meadow has melted out.
June 11, 2005.


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mountaingazelleGood Comparison Photos


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Joe, this is a very nice picture. What a difference a year makes. Broads Fork still has tons of snow up there in mid-June. Walking through the avalanche debris was a very slow but unique experience.
Posted Jun 20, 2005 11:15 pm

Joseph BulloughRe: Good Comparison Photos

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Thanks Melinda! It was just coincidence that these two comparison photos happened to be taken almost exactly one year apart; they definitely show how drastically conditions can vary from year to year.
Posted Jun 21, 2005 8:41 am

seanpeckhamsobering and informative


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Good capture. Broads Fork is certainly deserving of the utmost respect.
Posted May 6, 2008 11:08 am

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Joseph BulloughSubmitted by Joseph Bullough
on Jun 20, 2005 10:47 pm

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Lat/Lon: 40.59390°N / 111.7203°W
Object Title: Broads Fork Avalanche Debris