Avalanche: La Sal Mountains

Observer Name
Trenbeath
Observation Date
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Occurrence Date
Monday, February 10, 2014

Region:

Location Name or Route
Noriega's
Elevation
10000
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
100
Vertical
400
Comments

This is a different slide than reported by others. Located down low on the slope, on the main north face, this is the lowest elevation slide from the cycle. Wind loading and new snow provided the trigger, but failure was deep enough to be in the old, faceted snow.

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