11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
kimble
Observation Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Region: 
Figure 8 Hill
Location Name or Route: 
Figure 8 hill/bowl
Elevation: 
9600
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
37
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Loose Dry Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
12"
Width: 
70
Comments: 
Traveled down to TL via figure 8. Took it slow ski cut every roll. I expected lower elevation might be a bit more reactive so traversed to a steep roll under some rocks further into figure 8 and surprise. Crown about a foot deep, maybe 75 feet wide ran about 100 yards. There was a couple inches of snow on the bedsurface so it had naturald in the prev hours. No tracks into it. Not sure if the was a cornice fall or some graupel under the rock band or preserved hoar under the storm snow. Hasty pit in the crown was similar to up top, unconsolidated storm snow on top of a firm solar crust. Scanned the debris just in case and nothing beeping or visible.
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