11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Trenbeath
Observation Date: 
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2016
Region: 
La Sal Mountains
Location Name or Route: 
Horse Creek Chute
Elevation: 
11400
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
35
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
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. 

Coordinates: 
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