UDOT PLANNED AVALANCHE CLOSURES

Avalanche: Box Elder

Observer Name
David Hoffman
Observation Date
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Avalanche Date
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Region
Box Elder
Location Name or Route
E-NE face of Box Elder @9500 ft
Elevation
9500
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
20"
Width
50
Vertical
350
Comments
R2D2 soft-slab broke on facets (buried near-surface facets?) on top of a thin crust @50cm (total hs: 102 cm)
Coordinates

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