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Observer Name: 
duncan, udall, Donaldson
Email: 
ttrentduncan@hotmail.com
Observation Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017
Occurrence Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017
Occurence Time: 
8:30pm
Region: 
UFO Bowls
Location Name or Route: 
UFO Bowls #2
Elevation: 
10000
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
42
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Dry Loose
Avalanche Problem: 
Loose Dry Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow
Depth: 
14"
Width: 
30
Vertical: 
400
Carried: 
1
Caught: 
1
Comments: 
Small slide in new snow at 10,000'. Triggered by second of three skiers on steep north east facing slope. 14" crown. Skier carried about 30' before coming to a stop on bed surface below some larger trees. Snow continued to flush around the trees and down the slope several hundred feet. Fairly heavy snow packed a punch and could have caused injury. Poor visibility prevented photos. The poor visibility also obscured red flags. As we continued skiing, there signs of many natural releases in the storm snow. We chose the steeper bowl to ski today but did not recognize the deeper than anticipated storm snow. We have been sloppy lately tearing down the slope 3 or 4 skiers at a time while repeating the phrase from a recent blog "nothing ever bad happened". It was a learning experience to push the limit a bit and see the snow react. Back at the car we learned one beacon was not turned on. We will be changing our pretour check list for next time.
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