Avalanche: West Monitor

Observer Name
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Observation Date
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Avalanche Date
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Region
West Monitor
Location Name or Route
West Monitor
Elevation
10100
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
36
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
unknown
Width
60
Vertical
800
Comments

The crown of this slide was about 60ft down off the ridge and was fairly well blown in, but it was obvious that it ran down to the bottom and deposited debris in the trees at the base of the slope, seems like it might have happened earlier in the storm because the crown was blown in, bad photo of the debris at the bottom and the top of the crown.

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