11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Jeremy Jensen
Observation Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Location Name or Route: 
Franklin Basin Area
Elevation: 
9300
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
39
Trigger: 
Snowboarder
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem: 
Wet Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow
Depth: 
12"
Width: 
60
Vertical: 
800
Comments: 

There were a couple of these slow moving wet slides triggered by snowboard and powsurfers on an E facing slope in the afternoon heat. They were slow moving and not very threatening, but did take out a small tree or two.  Temps had cooled significantly at the time of the slide (pictured) but the snow was still saturated enough for this point release slide to pick up some steam.  The slides were just new snow depth... about 11 inches or so at this elevation.

 

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