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Observer Name: 
Matt Primomo
Observation Date: 
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Occurrence Date: 
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Occurence Time: 
12:30am
Region: 
Provo Avalanche Cycle
Location Name or Route: 
Slide Canyon
Elevation: 
10400
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
39
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Storm Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
2.5'
Width: 
1/4 mile
Vertical: 
Unknown
Snow Profile Comments: 

Heres a profile from a very nearby location on the 12/14 with a similar aspect, but slightly lower elevation than this avalanche. I believe these avalanches ran on the basal facets from 39cm and below, but that hasn't been verified yet.

Comments: 

A number of pictures below showing the documented avalanches we had during high precip rates last night.

Close up of Slide Canyon crown.

Comments: 

Perspective on slide canyon crown.

Comments: 

Ipana bowl ran D2 as well.

Comments: 

Gunsight notch ran.

Snowslide Junior also ran, and almost made it down to the bike path.

Coordinates: 
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