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Avalanche: Julie's Backside

Observer Name
Dave Garcia
Observation Date
Friday, February 4, 2022
Avalanche Date
Friday, December 31, 2021
Region
Moab » Upper Horse Creek » Julie's Backside
Location Name or Route
Julie's Backside/Darkside
Elevation
11,000'
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3.5'
Comments
We traversed from Coyote Chute across Julie's Backside and over to the Darkside. We observed about 6 avalanches across this whole zone. Some were very wide, and all ran full track down to the flats below (About 300 vertical feet). These slides averaged 3 to 4 feet deep. They all ran on the October facets near the ground. Some starting zones were in open pockets, while others were on very steep roll overs in areas of heavy trees and vegetation. Slope angles were mid 30's to mid 40's.
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