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Observer Name: 
Michael Janulaitis
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Occurence Time: 
10:30am
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Duke Cirque
Elevation: 
10000
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
37
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Storm Slab
Weak Layer: 
New Snow
Depth: 
6"
Width: 
25
Vertical: 
100
Comments: 

I was out today skiing some relatively steep trees and set off this little slide.  The area is wind sheltered and the snow was not slabby.  On my way back up I observed the new snow from last night had slid.  This is a really small slide but my take-away was that the new snow had not yet bonded and given a larger slope would be too dangerous to ski or ride.  Prior to skiing this line I ski cut steeper terrain which also slid.  I did not observe any collapses, cracking nor other avalanches in the area.  I was, however; able to get some cracking in heavily wind loaded drifts on the ridge line.

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