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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mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Jun 20, 2005 11:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Good Comparison Photos

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.

Joseph Bullough

Joseph Bullough - Jun 21, 2005 8:41 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Good Comparison Photos

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.

seanpeckham

seanpeckham - May 6, 2008 11:08 am - Voted 10/10

sobering and informative

Good capture. Broads Fork is certainly deserving of the utmost respect.

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