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Avalanche: Primrose Cirque

Observer Name
UDOT Woody, relayed verbally to M Staples
Observation Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Avalanche Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Region
Primrose Cirque
Location Name or Route
Bobs Knob and Pharaoh
Elevation
8,200'
Aspect
Southeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow
Depth
8"
Width
1/4 Mile
Comments

Significant natural cycle mid morning above Aspen Grove. Bobs Knob had an 8" slide that broke 1200' across. The Pharaoh had a similar slide maybe 900' wide. All failing on very low density snow. It may not settle enough or get stronger in time for the next storm.

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