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Avalanche: Moffit Basin

Observer Name
Craig Gordon
Observation Date
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Avalanche Date
Monday, January 15, 2018
Region
Moffit Basin
Location Name or Route
Upper Moffit Basin
Elevation
10,500'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
37°
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
150'
Vertical
300'
Comments

Sledder remotely triggered this slab from flat terrain, low on the slope. Not a big slide, but our current snow structure comprised of strong snow resting on top of facets with a rain crust as the bed surface is inherently dangerous. Once triggered, avalanches are running faster and further than you might expect.

Coordinates

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