11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Trenbeath
Observation Date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Location Name or Route: 
Talking Mountain Cirque
Elevation: 
11900
Aspect: 
Northwest
Slope Angle: 
40
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
2.5'
Width: 
200
Vertical: 
600
Comments: 

Recently formed wind slab from the wind/storm event of Saturday the 7th. Lots of loose snow on the ground from last storm was available for transport along with 6-8" of new, low density snow. Initiated beneath rock band near ridge crest. Slabs of this nature will remain sensitive for the next few days. Potential exists for them to step down into deeper, persistent slab though this hasn't occurred yet.

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