11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Bill Hunt
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Avalanche Date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Region: 
Ogden Canyon
Location Name or Route: 
Indian trail near Smokey Bear trailhead, Ogden canyon
Elevation: 
5500
Aspect: 
North
Slope Angle: 
40
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem: 
Wet Snow
Vertical: 
450
Comments: 
I went for an evening hike from the Smokey Bear trailhead, and was surprised to see a sluff that put 12 to 18" deposition on the trail, 15 feet wide, with no hikers tracks through it. It appeared to have come down in the heat of the day, probably midafternoon. Just up the trail were 2 more small deposition piles that did have hikers tracks through them. So someone hiked up and back after the first two slides, and before the third one came down. These were not big, but they could push someone off the trail if they happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was a good reminder that there is some steep terrain above that could possibly impact the start of that trail.
Comments: 
Not sure how to add a photo from this phone.
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