Avalanche: Moab

Observer Name
Mike Dahlquist
Observation Date
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Region
Moab
Location Name or Route
Northeast side of Horsehead Peak
Elevation
11000
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Unknown
Depth
unknown
Width
Unknown
Vertical
Unknown
Comments

We didn't get close enough to get a good look at the avalanche in the picture, but we skied in trees to get above a slope with a similar aspect/angle. Upon reaching the top and hearing loud whoomphing and seeing cracks that propagated 100+ feet we turned tail. Stay out of open avalanche terrain! There was even whoomphing down well below the ridge tops on the east aspect we skied.

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