Avalanche: Uintas

Observer Name
jg
Observation Date
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Region
Uintas
Location Name or Route
Mount Watson
Elevation
11,400'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
unknown
Width
Unknown
Comments

Hard to see where the exact starting zone was. Either triggered by cornice fall or more likely just overloading of the weak faceted snow on the steep east facing slope. East facing slopes in the area were mostly fist hard loose grain facets to the ground with the storm snow on top.

Comments

Also noted new snow slides on steep south facing slopes on Bald Mountain. Due to flat light photos did not turn out. Probably instigated from solar affect on Monday. 

Coordinates

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