Avalanche: Miner's Basin

Observer Name
Brian Murray
Observation Date
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Lower Miner's Basin - La Sal Mountains
Elevation
10500
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
35
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Depth
unknown
Width
1/4 mile
Vertical
1000
Comments
Sunny day above valley clouds. Natural avalanche observed above summer trail-head parking lot in Lower Miner's Basin. Widespread fracture line extending from nose of sub-ridge to adjacent, existing historical path cut through the trees. Estimated 1-2 ft crown depth, obvious wind loaded slope, timing of slide unknown.
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