11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Meisenheimer
Observation Date: 
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Location Name or Route: 
Jaws
Elevation: 
10000
Aspect: 
North
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
18"
Width: 
150
Vertical: 
500
Comments: 

Walking again down the ridge we heard a big collapse and watched yet another avalanche. This avalanche was roughly 18" deep and 150' wide running all the way to the flats. The weak layer appeared to be faceted snow. I was unable to do a crown profile or dig a pit due to weather and slope steepness.

The red line in the photo indicates the dimensions of the avalanche. 

 

Coordinates: 
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