11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
B
Observation Date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Location Name or Route: 
E through ENE Ridge of Pioneer into Snake Creek Canyon
Elevation: 
10200
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
Unknown
Trigger: 
Natural
Trigger: additional info: 
Sympathetic Release
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
18"
Width: 
150
Vertical: 
450
Comments: 

E through ENE aspect of Pioneer Peak into Snake Creek Canyon appeared to Natural overnight, and or during the early morning hours. Slide appeared to be a Wind Slab that was Cross Loaded from the yesterdays afternoon and evening NW Winds. The Slide easily seen in the picture appeared to Sympathetically Release the Gully that is just to the Rider's Left, and this Slide appeared to be about 2/3's the size of the pictured Slide. Debris appeared to pile up to at least 3 and a half feet deep  in areas. Crown appeared to range from 12 inches to at least 18. 

Coordinates: 
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