11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
mark white
Observation Date: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Location Name or Route: 
Ivory rock slabs, Cardiff Fork
Elevation: 
10500
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
37
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
New Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
18"
Width: 
80
Vertical: 
400
Comments: 

This new snow avalanche off the rock slabs above Ivory Flakes looked to be quite fresh but the timing is unknown. My best guess is it happened either after the recent storm and NE wind event, or today with the heating of the sun on the rock slabs, the Powder Birds probably have a time line for it, crown was about 12 to 18 inches deep and about 70ft wide. Might have been a wind slab formed by the NE winds on Tuesday but not sure.  

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