11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Everett, Khunly
Observation Date: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Region: 
James Peak
Location Name or Route: 
James Peak
Elevation: 
9000
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
37
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Depth Hoar
Depth: 
3'
Width: 
70
Vertical: 
150
Comments: 

During our am upper mountain check we spotted this crown down the ridge in the north facing James peak drainage. Looks to be pretty fresh likely from the loading from Friday night wind events, definitely hard wind slab failing on early season basal facts and running on the ground and arresting on the trees below.  The tree line seems to be the connect the dot of weakness where the crown line is exposed. Pretty consistent westerly winds with frontal passage today, graupel filled in tracks and was not real coherent to the existing rain/wind crust. Probably more naturals in this north facing terrain, finally getting some visuals in to this terrain more to come!

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