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Observer Name: 
Trenbeath
Observation Date: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Region: 
Moab
Location Name or Route: 
Coyote Chute-Horse Creek
Elevation: 
11200
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
37
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
4'
Width: 
800
Vertical: 
1000
Comments: 

This slide was originally reported as only being about 50' wide and contained within Coyote Chute. Further examination showed that it wrapped around the corner and up the ridge, extending for some 800'. Crown depth varied from 18" up to near 6'. Because of wind scoured surfaces, crown tapering, and the fact that it wrapped out of sight around the ridge,made it difficult for original reporting parties to observe the full extent of the avalanche. 

Coordinates: 
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