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Observer Name: 
David Milan
Observation Date: 
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Avalanche Date: 
Monday, December 22, 2014
Region: 
Soapstone
Location Name or Route: 
Silver Meadow/Soapstone, Latitude 40;31;9, Longitude 110;59;46
Elevation: 
9900
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
35
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Ground Interface
Depth: 
10"
Width: 
150
Vertical: 
250
Comments: 
Just had time to snap a photo, so approx. measurements. ENE facing. Natural during yesterday's storm, light dusting of new snow over debris. Downed trees on exit road, so guessing wind triggered. Pretty much down to ground/early season snow layer. Propagated across entire small slope, crown 6" - 18", wrapping around a tree. Looks like a small, few inch, narrow pocket sluffed off and stepped down to persistent slab, wall-to-wall, to ground.
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