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Avalanche: Rodeo Grounds

Observer Name
Zbroz
Observation Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Region
Rodeo Grounds
Location Name or Route
Prov canyon Rodeo Grounds west side
Elevation
9,400'
Aspect
East
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
12"
Width
60'
Vertical
350'
Comments
The west side of the rodeo grounds on the steep rock cliff area slid. There was no one on the hill and no tracks as of yet this seasion on the hill. We rolled into the area about 3:30 pm were sitting on the east side and watched the slide come down. Our guess is simply the noise comeing into the area triggered it. The only other slide seen was the west side of the Prov Lake. Conditions are high and extreme caution should be used if going into the back country!

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