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Observer Name: 
Michael Janulaitis
Observation Date: 
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Region: 
Hoyt Peak
Location Name or Route: 
Hoyt Peak
Elevation: 
9900
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
45
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
New Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
18"
Width: 
60
Vertical: 
100
Comments: 

I was up on Hoyt Peak today for a quick hit and while navigating just under the upper cliff band on my way to the bowl I triggered this.a small slide just below the upper cliff band.  The slope angle quickly changes from 45 to less than 30 degrees about 70 feet down slope then rolls over some very steep trees.  The slide ran through the trees and piled up pretty good. Yesterday I documented an ECTN 11 BRK failure on the new snow/old snow interface.  This is the layer that failed, however; unlike my stability test yesterday, their was cohesion in the slab today.  Sorry my battery died so I could snap a photo but I think it's worth noting that the new snow is forming a slab now and is sliding on the old snow interface.

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