11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Dustin
Observation Date: 
Monday, December 19, 2016
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Region: 
Pioneer Peak
Location Name or Route: 
Pioneer Peak
Elevation: 
10000
Aspect: 
Northwest
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
Density Change
Depth: 
2'
Width: 
300
Vertical: 
500
Comments: 
Was looking at this slide from above the lakes. Seemed pretty fresh and I don't see it on the avy list yet. Thinking maybe a natural from the period of North winds during the last storm. Guessing based on my pit today that the failure was on the interface of the heavy wet snow and the drier snow from after the cold front passage on Friday, or possibly some NSF from prior to the storm. Tough to really tell from across the way. Graupel seemed to be a player in the failure planes in my pit. This slide released directly underneath the White Cliffs and took out all of Martha's Bowl underneath Double Dogleg, running down into the choke above the lake. Will likely be a good candidate to repeat later on.
Coordinates: 
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