11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Kobernik
Observation Date: 
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Location Name or Route: 
Upper Moonlight
Elevation: 
9600
Aspect: 
Northeast
Trigger: 
Natural
Comments: 

Loose snow sluffing off of ridgeline over rocks popped out an older slab.  Didn't get to the fracture line but could see exposed rocks.  That combined with the shallow nature of the snowpack in Mineral makes me suspect it broke into facets.  It definitely involved more than just the new snow and took out at least the wind loaded snow from last weekend.  There was about 6" of new snow on top of the debris which puts the occurrence time around 8am this morning.  The debris pile was fairly healthy sized.

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