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Observer Name: 
Hardesty
Observation Date: 
Friday, March 16, 2012
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Location Name or Route: 
Dot-Com Area
Elevation: 
7500
Aspect: 
Northeast
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Weak Layer: 
Surface Hoar
Depth: 
16"
Width: 
70
Vertical: 
Unknown
Comments: 

Loose wet snow cascading over the rocky/cliffband section triggered this soft slab.  Unstable wet snow conditions precluded investigation of the crown, however, tests in adjacent terrain led me to believe that it failed on intact 8mm SH likely buried in early February.

Comments: 

SH failed cleanly in multiple tests in adjacent terrain.  Note how the warmth has affected the once crisp SH feathers.

Coordinates: 

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