11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Everett
Observation Date: 
Monday, February 10, 2014
Avalanche Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Region: 
Geertsen Canyon
Location Name or Route: 
Gurtsens Canyon
Elevation: 
7600
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
unknown
Width: 
500
Vertical: 
1000
Comments: 

Driving home from the resort last night noticed 2 Avalanches near the mouth of the South fork of Gurtsens Canyon... started high and ran a long way down the slope guessing 1000' x 500' Wide. Caught a photo of it but not great, will try and get up again and get better shot. Based on results from the past 4 days I would assume it rain on rain/moist basal facets layer, likely overloaded from the wind, high pif, and swe from Fri-Sun.

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