11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
erubble
Observation Date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Region: 
Superior
Location Name or Route: 
South Superior/2 Trees/Hell Gate
Elevation: 
10000
Aspect: 
South
Slope Angle: 
40
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
New Snow
Depth: 
2'
Width: 
150
Comments: 
New snow was super touchy in steep enough south terrain. From Cardiff Peak could see big old crown on the south face just below Little Sup. Dropped SW off the peak and got it to shatter, run and entrain as expected. Same deal further down as the SW doglegs left into the 2 Trees funnel. Skied from island to island setting off 2 ft deep shooting crack and shattering slabs. Definitely could've outrun it all if matching it making super G turns. Little Sup slide ran nearly to the road via the fall line over into the 2 Tree runout just below the choke. Hell Gate east waterfalled when while walking the road back up to town.
Coordinates: 
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