Avalanche: La Sal Mountains

Observer Name
Trenbeath
Observation Date
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Occurrence Date
Friday, December 16, 2016
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Horse Creek Chute
Elevation
11400
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
35
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3.5'
Width
70
Vertical
700
Comments

Natural avalanche released on buried facet layer. 9" of dense snow combined with strong SW winds in excess of 60 mph provided the loading and subsequent stress. The following night, 9" of low density snow filled it back in. 

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