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Observer Name: 
Hardesty
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Region: 
Shingle Mill Canyon
Location Name or Route: 
Shingle Mill
Elevation: 
9100
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
42
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Storm Slab
Weak Layer: 
Density Change
Depth: 
7"
Width: 
50
Vertical: 
200
Comments: 

I intentionally ski cut a mid-slope steep roll-over on a terrain feature in the storm snow.  Primary contributing factor was a significant increase in slope angle with warming/greenhousing perhaps fostering more "slab characteristics" and propagation potential than in other observations along the way.  Weakness was density change just 8" down within the storm snow.  No other signs of instability noted along the tour other than clockwork warming/dampening of new snow on exit back into Big Springs.

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