Avalanche: La Sal Mountains

Observer Name
Trenbeath
Observation Date
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Occurrence Date
Saturday, February 8, 2014

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Horse Creek
Elevation
11300
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
2'
Width
450
Vertical
1000
Comments

Noticed rapid wind loading on this slope on February 8th, with sensitive cornices building. Additional snow load came in on February 9th which likely tipped the scales. Observed debris from above on the 13th, and skied in from below on the 15th to have a better look.

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