11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
mark white
Observation Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2017
Location Name or Route: 
Cardiac Ridge
Elevation: 
10800
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
40
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow
Depth: 
12"
Width: 
70
Vertical: 
900
Comments: 

Skied one on the south side and this avalanche wasn't there hiked back to the pass and saw that this pocket had pulled out on Hansen's between Cardiac Ridge proper and Cardiac Bowl. The NE winds were cranking in the AM they loaded this steep terrain feature up in the cliffs. Decided to go take a closer look at it, and climbed up to the nob in the middle of it, the crown was about a foot deep and the slide was 70ft at its widest point, running 900ft. There were two other soft slabs that ran naturally in the same area about the same time of day.

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