Avalanche Photos                                        page 3
   The elevation of the Egan Range crest in this location is approximately 10,3000 feet.  The western
side typically gets hammered by the prevailing winds.  We have had many days of strong south west
winds this season, during and immediately following the significant snowfalls in December.  This slope
has enough of a north west aspect to collect the snow deposited by these winds.  This coupled with the
likely wind scoured snow surface layer from the November storms provided prime conditions for this
natural slide when the January warming trend occurred.
This is a photo of the north east side of the Egan range from a peak above Ski Hill Road looking south.
Photo by Dan Morris of the Ely Ranger District Forest Service