11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Aaron Rice
Observation Date: 
Monday, December 15, 2014
Avalanche Date: 
Monday, December 15, 2014
Region: 
Little Superior
Location Name or Route: 
Little Superior
Elevation: 
10500
Aspect: 
Southeast
Slope Angle: 
40
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Dry Loose
Avalanche Problem: 
Loose Dry Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow
Depth: 
6"
Width: 
20
Vertical: 
400
Comments: 
Took advantage of the cold temps and low sun angle and dropped into little superior around 1045am. I ski cut the main gully right from the top. I then skied the ridge down next to the gully. The snow had warmed a bit and the snowpack was thin. Upon cutting a small sluff started. The slide picked up speed as it flowed through the choke and ran a few hundred vertical feet. This slide would likely not have been deadly, but would have been a day ruiner if caught and dragged through rocks. Again, this slide was not huge, but is highly visible from the road, so I figured I'd post a quick obs.
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