11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Brett Kobernik
Observation Date: 
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Location Name or Route: 
Wedding Ring, just off SR31
Elevation: 
9900
Aspect: 
Northeast
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Comments: 

Four different avalanches released along the Wedding Ring Ridge early this morning.  A bump in wind speeds and a few more inches of snow was enough to tip the balance.

Comments: 

The deep unconsolidated snow made travel difficult so no one was able to get into any of the steep terrain.  However, note the snowmobile track near the bottom of this slide.  Be careful not to get too close under these slopes right now.  As things settle over the next few days, travel will become easier.  Keep in mind the snowpack is going to stay unstable through the weekend with an elevated avalanche danger.

Coordinates: 
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