Avalanche: La Sal Mountains

Observer Name
Trenbeath
Observation Date
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Avalanche Date
Monday, February 10, 2014
Region
La Sal Mountains
Location Name or Route
Noriega's
Elevation
10,000'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
100'
Vertical
400'
Comments

This is a different slide than reported by others. Located down low on the slope, on the main north face, this is the lowest elevation slide from the cycle. Wind loading and new snow provided the trigger, but failure was deep enough to be in the old, faceted snow.

Coordinates

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