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Avalanche: Mid-Funnel

Observer Name
Garcia
Observation Date
Monday, February 12, 2024
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Region
Moab » Gold Basin » Mid-Funnel
Location Name or Route
Gold Basin, Mid-Funnel
Elevation
10,700'
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
Unknown
Width
200'
Vertical
500'
Comments
Stumbled upon this one on Monday 2/12. Most likely ran during the February 7th cycle. Avalanches ran in the Upper Funnel and Lower Funnel Skier's left on this same day. The bed surface of this avalanche was mostly filled back in. This avalanche could have failed on the same weak layer as the avalanche in the Lower Funnel (see that avalanche observation for a snow profile). Either way, it entrained a good amount of snow, because the debris pile stopped about 20 feet from the skin track in the bottom of the drainage.
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