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: 
Mount Tukunikivatz
Elevation: 
12000
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
40
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
3'
Width: 
350
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. Crown depth where it initiated looked to be about 2'. Further down slope it appeared to have stepped deeper, possibly up to 4' Due to the comparative depth of this slide, it is possible that it stepped down into the older, persistent slab. Distance and visibility prevented a better analysis.

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