11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Mike
Observation Date: 
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Region: 
Twin Lakes Pass
Location Name or Route: 
Twin Lakes Pass, East Chutes
Elevation: 
9800
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
35
Trigger: 
Snowboarder
Trigger: additional info: 
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
18"
Width: 
80
Vertical: 
300
Comments: 
My partner and I rode a NE facing chute along the tree line and triggered 2 separate slides with crowns roughly 18" deep. We were out of the way, but they both ran a few hundred feet. While skinning out, we remotely triggered 3 more small slides from about 50 meters away (pics attached below). With the winds as strong as they were when we left out of the west, I would think tomorrow's danger would be considerable for deeper wind slabs at all elevations w/ significant snow NE through SE.
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