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Observer Name: 
Toby Weed
Observation Date: 
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Location Name or Route: 
Tony Grove Lake
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
New Snow
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
16"
Width: 
250
Vertical: 
500
Comments: 

Widespread natural and several reported remote triggered avalanches occurred during yesterday's storm near Tony Grove Lake.

We observed natural soft slab activity on steep slopes at all elevations. The wind and storm slabs were 1 to 1.5' deep and 20 to 500' wide.  Avalanches failed on sugary faceted snow (near surface facets).

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