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Observer Name: 
Brett Kobernik
Observation Date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Location Name or Route: 
Bulger Canyon
Elevation: 
11000
Aspect: 
Northeast
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
Density Change
Comments: 

This natural avalanche was estimated to have released late Tuesday night.  An increase in wind along with plenty of low density snow formed numerous fresh drifts and wind slabs.  A chunk of cornice falling onto the slope was the most likely trigger.  With the debris being very crisp and visible, this tells us that the avalanche released late in the wind event just as the wind was about to slow down.  This is the largest avalanche that I've seen from the recent couple of storms.

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