Avalanche: Moab

Observer Name
Nate Ament
Observation Date
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Occurrence Date
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Occurence Time
Overnight

Region:

Location Name or Route
Talking Mountain Cirque
Elevation
11500
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
12"
Width
35
Vertical
250
Comments
Photo in reference to Ed Grote's report included in the 12/5/16 advisory. 2 natural slides on right side of photo and 1 skier triggered in leftmost red circle. Skier triggered slide was a small pocket of soft wind slab, approx. 3 m across and ran about 50 ft. The soft wind slab causing all 3 slides was deposited on the leeward side (skier's left) of small rock outcroppings. No other signs of snow instability were observed.
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