11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Craig Gordon/Trent Meisenheimer
Observation Date: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Avalanche Date: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Location Name or Route: 
Upper Weber Canyon
Elevation: 
9800
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
39
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
3.5'
Width: 
1/4 mile
Vertical: 
600
Comments: 

The Uinta's got pounded by Monday nights storm. Storm totals are 30" with just over 2" of water.... massive numbers for the eastern front! West and southwest winds layed down an evenly distributed slab before winds really started cranking late Monday and as a result everything was very connected and about as reactive as I've ever seen in the Uinta's.

We saw numerous avalanches in Upper Weber Canyon today and the slides were remotely triggered by snowcats working in the area and by Trent and I hiking on the ridges.

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