Avalanche: Moab

Observer Name
Trenbeath
Observation Date
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Avalanche Date
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Region
Moab
Location Name or Route
Coyote Chute-Horse Creek
Elevation
11,200'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
37°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
4'
Width
800'
Vertical
1,000'
Comments

This slide was originally reported as only being about 50' wide and contained within Coyote Chute. Further examination showed that it wrapped around the corner and up the ridge, extending for some 800'. Crown depth varied from 18" up to near 6'. Because of wind scoured surfaces, crown tapering, and the fact that it wrapped out of sight around the ridge,made it difficult for original reporting parties to observe the full extent of the avalanche. 

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