11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
brian smith
Observation Date: 
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Location Name or Route: 
cutler ridge 8200ft.
Elevation: 
8200
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
32
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow
Depth: 
12"
Width: 
70
Vertical: 
30
Comments: 

I forgot to include the photo of a sympathetically triggered wind slab with yesterday's observation. This was a 12 inch deep wind slab on a quite protected slope at 8200 ft. near the Ben Lomond weather station. I was surprised as this is a slope in the trees protected from the main winds but still wind loaded and only 32 degrees. The winds have definitley increased the hazard.

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