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Avalanche: Funnel

Observer Name
Garcia, Nauman, Ament
Observation Date
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Region
Moab » Laurel Highway » Funnel
Location Name or Route
Funnel (Skier's Left)
Elevation
11,400'
Aspect
West
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
18"
Width
400'
Vertical
500'
Comments
This was a natural avalanche involving a slab of wind drifted snow failing on the old snow interface. It did not step down to the buried PWL. This West facing slope was heavily cross-loaded by strong Southerly winds. This is the first avalanche I have seen on this slope in 9 seasons of skiing this range. Eric has seen this slope avalanche one other time in his career.
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