11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Steve Downes
Observation Date: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Region: 
Honeycomb
Location Name or Route: 
Honeycomb Canyon
Elevation: 
10500
Aspect: 
North
Slope Angle: 
40
Trigger: 
Snowboarder
Trigger: additional info: 
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Cornice Fall
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Width: 
10
Vertical: 
Unknown
Comments: 
I unintentionally, remotely triggered a cornice fall from about 8 feet back right at the top of Alta's Grizzly Gulch cat track that ran into one of the chutes in Honeycomb. A decent chunk of the cornice fell and triggered a slide in what look like a wind pillow. The slide entrained more snow and ran over Solitude's Honeycomb traverse track. There were two long cracks in the top of the chute but that section stayed in place. A scary little incident but in line with today's forecast, given all the wind last night.
Coordinates: 
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