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Observation Date: 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Avalanche Date: 
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Region: 
Regionwide Avalanche Cycle
Location Name or Route: 
Wedding Ring Ridge, Phone Shot, Spring Creek, Lake Fork
Elevation: 
10000
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
New Snow
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
3'
Width: 
500
Vertical: 
300
Comments: 

Too many avi's to list one at a time, Big Drift, Wedding Ring Ridge, Spring Creek, Lake Fork, Staker Canyon,  in multiple places, cornice falls and slabs both pulling out during the last storm with totals of 3"-4" of water and 45 cm of new snow, coupled with nuking winds that followed at end of storm and the day after made today the Tour de Carnage with activity all over the place, so I grouped this class all together, will add another ob for the treeline cycle that also occurred,  Lots of photos, but the theme is the same, weak existing shallow pack overloaded by shear weight of 3"-4" of water, and the typical Skyline WSW winds producing an extensive avalanche cycle during the storm, some areas blown back in with lower density snow that fell on tail end of storm 

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