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Observer Name: 
Jesse M
Email: 
jcmalman8@yahoo.com
Observation Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Occurrence Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Occurence Time: 
7:30am
Region: 
Cardiff Bowl
Location Name or Route: 
SE Facing Cardiff Bowl (Powerline)
Elevation: 
10200
Aspect: 
Southeast
Slope Angle: 
36
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Slab
Weak Layer: 
Density Change
Depth: 
8"
Width: 
30
Vertical: 
300
Comments: 
Start zone appeared to be loaded and some cracking was noted near the top of Cardiff Pass. Entered the run cautiously with a ski cut and released the start zone pocket from the top, which propagated 1520 feet or so in both directions. 8 inches deep, a soft wind slab had formed on top of lighter density snow, and ran the length of the SE facing portion of the bowl. Did some more stomping and cutting on the bed surface with no results, so we skied down the slide path to lower angled terrain. No other activity noted in the hour plus that we were out.
Coordinates: 
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