Avalanche: Moab

Observer Name
Chris Benson
Observation Date
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Occurrence Date
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Occurence Time
2:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Colorado Bowl
Elevation
10900
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
35
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Repeater
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Loose Dry Snow
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
6"
Width
20
Vertical
500
Comments
We observed 3 relatively small soft slab avalanches that started in the recent storm/wind slab but then quickly became more of a loose-dry avalanche due to the abundance of faceted snow below. All 3 slide were relatively shallow 6" and about 20-30' wide. 2 of the slides were triggered by a snowmobile high marking on a 35 degree east facing slope. The larges of the slides started in a "repeat offender"- a path that had clearly run before this season, (an old crown was visible).
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