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Observer Name: 
Bullwinkle and Honk Moose
Observation Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2016
Occurrence Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2016
Occurence Time: 
2:00pm
Region: 
Valhalla Face
Location Name or Route: 
Valhalla Face, off Beirdneau Ridge
Elevation: 
7500
Aspect: 
South
Slope Angle: 
Unknown
Trigger: 
Natural
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem: 
Loose Wet Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
unknown
Width: 
40
Vertical: 
300
Comments: 

Two in a foraging party on the Valhalla Face in midday.  The pair practiced wise travel protocols and stayed stayed well spaced apart since they were obviously in avalanche terrain.  They triggered a few pastry-like roller-balls and noticed some recent natural wet activity on a similar adjacent slope, and they were just starting to reevaluate their route when Honk started a large snowball rolling while pawing for fresh grass shoots around a sage.  The snowball rolled down slope and initiated a wet avalanche, which did not catch or even scare either one.    

I noticed this new wet avalanche this afternoon.  It wasn't there when I came up canyon, but occurred within about a half hour. I took some photos of the fresh slide from a distance and didn't notice that I had captured the Moose in the shot until I enlarged it later. (Weed 2-8-2016)

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