Avalanche: Moab

Observer Name
Trenbeath
Observation Date
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Avalanche Date
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Region
Moab
Location Name or Route
Mount Tukunikivatz
Elevation
12,000'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
3'
Width
350'
Vertical
600'
Comments

Recently formed wind slab from the wind/storm event of Saturday the 7th. Lots of loose snow on the ground from last storm was available for transport along with 6-8" of new, low density snow. Crown depth where it initiated looked to be about 2'. Further down slope it appeared to have stepped deeper, possibly up to 4' Due to the comparative depth of this slide, it is possible that it stepped down into the older, persistent slab. Distance and visibility prevented a better analysis.

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