11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Flygare
Observation Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Location Name or Route: 
Shumway Canyon
Elevation: 
8400
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Depth: 
unknown
Width: 
80
Vertical: 
300
Comments: 

Natural wind slab. The Wellsvilles did not receive as much snow as the Northern Bear River range but they did get hammered by strong winds.

Comments: 

From the Flygares;

"Lots of activity on the Wellsviles.  There is a fairly decent sized slab at the head of Shumway canyon maybe 50 feet wide and ran 8000 probably only a foot deep.  Lots of debris at the head of Pine canyon looks like cornice falls started the slides.  Many other cornice fall avalanches along the range but no more significant slabs."

Coordinates: 
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