11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
B
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Location Name or Route: 
Caribou and Snake Creek Canyon
Elevation: 
Unknown
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
Unknown
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow
Depth: 
8"
Width: 
Unknown
Vertical: 
Unknown
Comments: 

Widespread Natural Avalanche Cycle occurred around 1300 during the Strong SW Wind and High PI period. All E, NE and N facing slopes off of Preston Peak and North Facing terrain off of the Caribou Ridgeline with angles > 35 degrees released Naturally with the initial 1 inch of Light Density Snow from overnight serving as the apparent Weak Layer. Crowns of up to 10 inches were observed with the average being 8 inches deep. Some of the Avalanches Observed appeared to have been triggered by Cornice Falls. Cornices were building Rapidly, and the paths were almost completely reloaded with in 2 hours. 

Comments: 

Poor photo quality due to Intense Winds and Transport combined with Obscured Skies. 

Coordinates: 
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