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Observer Name: 
Zimmerman-Wall
Observation Date: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Region: 
Mary Ellen
Location Name or Route: 
Y-Not Buttress and Mary Ellen Gulch
Elevation: 
10000
Aspect: 
East
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem: 
Wet Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow
Depth: 
unknown
Width: 
Unknown
Vertical: 
350
Comments: 
Another warm day in American Fork Canyon and Mary Ellen Gulch. Cloud cover became SCT by 12pm and wind was light from the West. Significant warming this weekend has led to multiple wet slides across the range. We stood and watched multiple wet slides come down on East and Southeast facing slopes just after 1pm. They would start as point releases around rock features and entrain the top 10-15cm of new snow. Debris was very slow moving but would pile up 5-6 feet deep as the they came to rest. Observed East face of Y-Not buttress and East face of Silver Creek Peak run during periods of direct solar input. Photo is of YNot wet lose slides and multiple roller ball point releases.
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