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Avalanche: Dory Canyon

Observer Name
Trenbeath
Observation Date
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Region
Moab » Dory Canyon
Location Name or Route
Upper Dory Canyon - Pencil Chute
Elevation
11,200'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3.5'
Width
900'
Vertical
Unknown
Comments
This avalanche ran during the storm of Feb 7, when an additional 12" of snow was accompanied by strong SW winds. Other avalanches involving wind drifted snow and persistent weak layers were observed that day. Avalanche appears to have initiated in the Pencil Chute and then propagated wide on to an adjacent slope separated by trees and a small subridge. Visibility did not allow us to see how far it ran.
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