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Observer Name: 
Dave Garcia
Email: 
davegarcia84@gmail.com
Observation Date: 
Monday, January 2, 2017
Occurrence Date: 
Monday, January 2, 2017
Occurence Time: 
12:00pm
Region: 
Moab
Location Name or Route: 
Lone Pine
Elevation: 
11200
Aspect: 
North
Slope Angle: 
36
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Slab
Weak Layer: 
Density Change
Depth: 
8"
Width: 
60
Vertical: 
175
Comments: 
This wind slab fractured on our second lap on Lone Pine. We were skiing the slope from right to left. Six tracks on the slope and the seventh triggered the slab. The slab broke at my feet and I was able to ski off it to skiers right with no issue. Check out the photo of our tracks, I would say I was two to three turns in when it broke. I was well below the crown, which broke above where we were skiing. The slope angle noted in this report is an estimate of the angle at the crown. Winds have been moderate the past two days and are still moving the snow around from the Christmas storm. Winds slabs today were somewhat localized. Fresh wind drifts could continue to be a problem this week with a little bit of snow in the forecast and continued winds.
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