11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Aaron Rice
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Region: 
Grizzly Gulch
Location Name or Route: 
Grizzly gulch
Elevation: 
9800
Aspect: 
North
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
New Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow
Depth: 
6"
Width: 
200
Vertical: 
150
Comments: 
Natural new snow slide on steep due north aspect in grizzly gulch. High PI and wind around 3pm is the likely culprit. I did a quick beacon search to make sure no one was buried. When I went up the debris, it turned out the slide was larger than I though. About 200' wide and 150' vertical hitting the main skin track up grizz. It was only about 6" deep bit d2 r2. Additionally I saw a few more crowns up the ridge in the open steep north facing slopes. Seems like there was a natural cycle during the high PI and winds at 3pm.
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