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Observer Name: 
Max Forgensi
Observation Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Occurrence Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Occurence Time: 
1:00pm
Region: 
East Side of Geyser Pass
Location Name or Route: 
Dark Canyon Road
Elevation: 
10400
Aspect: 
North
Slope Angle: 
Unknown
Trigger: 
Unknown
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
unknown
Width: 
80
Vertical: 
100
Comments: 

 

Remote trigger (sympathetic release) from a snowmobile party on the East Side of Geyser Pass. Thank you Karl and Michelle for the observation. Michelle & I went up this morning (12/13/11) to poke around and see what was going on up there.. did not bring the ski's just went on the sleds. as of around 11:30 this morning there was around 8'" of new on our way out to dark canyon. where no one has laid out previous tracks, there has to be around 1&1/2' - 2' total... the new snow was very touchy !! we were cutting under some steep road cut on a north facing slope and had a sympathetic release that propagated 70'-80' across. it released above and below the road on the old bed surface. lots of places that we rode today had some sweet shooting cracks off to the side... what the hell, i'll take it. certainly better than being in the wasatch right now!! karl

 

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