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Observer Name: 
Curtis G. Freeman
Email: 
curtisgfreeman@gmail.com
Observation Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2017
Occurrence Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2017
Occurence Time: 
11:00am
Region: 
Banana Days
Location Name or Route: 
Banana Days
Elevation: 
9800
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
36
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Wet Loose
Avalanche Problem: 
Loose Wet Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
6"
Width: 
30
Vertical: 
600
Comments: 
A ski cut on the upper slope easily produced a loose wet slide that ran for several hundred feet. By 11 AM, east facing slopes already were too warm. That combined with the frozen graupel layer beneath the new snow made for very reactive snow. Avalanche size is approximate, but the slide was definitely large enough to send someone for a ride.
Coordinates: 
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