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Observer Name: 
Brett Carroll
Observation Date: 
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Region: 
White Pine
Location Name or Route: 
Upper White Pine
Elevation: 
10500
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
Unknown
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Depth: 
18"
Width: 
125
Vertical: 
200
Comments: 
Saw the crown and debris pile of an avalanche that had been triggered naturally, most likely towards the end of the storm that ended Thursday morning. We didn't get too close, and wind was beginning to fill in the crown, but it appeared to be 1 to 2 feet deep, potentially deeper. A couple details I noted were that the crown was a few hundred feet below the ridgeline, similar to the natural avalanche that occurred in Broads Fork. Both were also on similar aspects and elevations, which to me suggests the need for extra caution in similar terrain.
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