11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Nate Ament
Observation Date: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Region: 
Moab
Location Name or Route: 
Talking Mountain Cirque
Elevation: 
11500
Aspect: 
Northwest
Slope Angle: 
37
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
12"
Width: 
35
Vertical: 
250
Comments: 
Photo in reference to Ed Grote's report included in the 12/5/16 advisory. 2 natural slides on right side of photo and 1 skier triggered in leftmost red circle. Skier triggered slide was a small pocket of soft wind slab, approx. 3 m across and ran about 50 ft. The soft wind slab causing all 3 slides was deposited on the leeward side (skier's left) of small rock outcroppings. No other signs of snow instability were observed.
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