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Observer Name: 
mark white
Observation Date: 
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Location Name or Route: 
N facing Cardiff
Elevation: 
10300
Aspect: 
North
Slope Angle: 
37
Trigger: 
Skier
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
10"
Width: 
50
Vertical: 
250
Comments: 

Saw this skier triggered wind slab on my way to LSB this morning, in a north facing chute between LSB and the sub ridge in Cardiff Fork off the LCC ridge line. Look to be skier triggered it had tracks around it and coming out of it. 10 inches at its deepest point and about 50ft wide, ran on the old snow surface from earlier in the week. The S-SW winds have been loading the N facing just down off the ridge line for a couple days now and it looks like someone found the sweet spot in this N facing chute. Looked big enough to carry you but not big enough to do any damage, could have been a different story in steep unforgiving terrain. Maybe the people that triggered it will have more info.

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