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Observer Name: 
Ted Scroggin
Observation Date: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Avalanche Date: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Region: 
Bald Mountain
Location Name or Route: 
Bald Mountain
Elevation: 
10400
Aspect: 
North
Slope Angle: 
36
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
2.5'
Width: 
70
Vertical: 
100
Comments: 
One of those observations that are not easy to submit, but a real good learning experience this afternoon. I triggered this small pocket while skiing down a north facing slope on Bald Mt. I knew the area had a shallow snow pack this year and was thinking to myself that normally the area should be more filled in than it is, but I lost sight of the conditions and was focused on the skiing. Fortunatley, the terrain lost slope angle fairly quickly and the avalanche did not get going very fast which allowed me to get off to the side without problem. It was the classic heard and felt the collapse, watched the slope buckle and knew I was in the wrong place.
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