11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Craig Gordon
Observation Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Location Name or Route: 
Wolf Creek Pass
Elevation: 
9500
Aspect: 
North
Slope Angle: 
35
Trigger: 
Snowmobiler
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Surface Hoar
Depth: 
2'
Width: 
150
Vertical: 
100
Snow Profile Comments: 

Couple inches of ultra fluff at the surface with a nice homogenous fist to four finger slab resting on well preserved surface hoar.

Comments: 

I rolled up to this freshly triggered slide yesterday near Wolf Creek Pass as the dust was settling. It was a nice sized pocket measuring 2 feet deep and 150 feet wide, only running 100 feet vertically due to terrain features. This slide occurred on a wind sheltered North aspect at 9,500 feet and failed on well preserved Surface Hoar. This avalanche illustrates the kind of avalanche issue we're dealing with the next couple days.

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