11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Michael Janulaitis
Observation Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Region: 
Hoyt Peak
Location Name or Route: 
Hoyt Peak Shoulder
Elevation: 
9800
Aspect: 
Northwest
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Width: 
250
Vertical: 
200
Comments: 

This slope was heavily loaded during our wind event on the 22nd.  I haven't been to area since so the occurrence date is a guess.  Last week, this slope was hit hard by riders jumping off the top and landing below the crown location possibly helping stabilize the snowpack below the new snow.

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