11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Craig Gordon/Dave Kikkert
Observation Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Location Name or Route: 
Upper Weber Canyon
Elevation: 
10300
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Explosive
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
2'
Width: 
200
Vertical: 
400
Comments: 

With a good thump, this fresh wind slab from yesterday was surprisingly connected, but didn't break into any old snow... which is good news. None-the-less, a slide this size could definitely ruin your day.

Comments: 

A good looking Uinta pack. Two tongue depressors are placed at last weeks new snow/old snow interface. The facets sandwiched in between are healing nicely. The third tongue depressor near the top of the pit is Wednesday's storm. We're definately headed in the right direction where the pack is deep. However, steep, rocky, shallow zones remain suspect.

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