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Avalanche: Murdock Peak

Observer Name
Paradis / Brackelsberg
Observation Date
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Avalanche Date
Friday, November 29, 2019
Region
Salt Lake » Park City Ridgeline » Murdock Peak
Location Name or Route
Murdock Peak
Elevation
9,400'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
38°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
Density Change
Depth
18"
Width
500'
Vertical
500'
Comments
Noticed three avalanches on Murdock today. All looked relatively recent so we suspected that they may have happened during the second round on snow and wind late on 11/29. Even today, after much of the snow had stopped, the wind was still loading these slopes. Of the three, the first photo is not one that runs very often. The others avalanche frequently.

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