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Observer Name: 
Kobernik/Kendall
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Occurrence Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2015
Region: 
Spring City Canyon
Location Name or Route: 
Upper Spring City Canyon
Elevation: 
10300
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
40
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
14"
Width: 
350
Vertical: 
500
Comments: 

This avalanche slid on Monday, March 2nd during the portion of the storm when it was a southerly flow.  About 12" of low density new snow from Tuesday's cold front was on the debris when we viewed it.  This area avalanched in December and only about 18" of snow was left to sit and facet (become weak) through January and February.

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