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Observer Name: 
Craig Gordon/Dave Kikkert
Observation Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015
Occurrence Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015
Occurence Time: 
Afternoon
Region: 
Chalk Creek
Location Name or Route: 
East Fork Chalk Creek
Elevation: 
10600
Aspect: 
Northwest
Slope Angle: 
37
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
2'
Width: 
15
Vertical: 
100
Carried: 
1
Caught: 
1
Comments: 

Fifth person on the slope triggered this hard slab that broke to weak snow near the ground. More the exception than the rule, but these lingering pockets still exist in steep, rocky terrain with a shallow, weak snowpack.  

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