11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Paul Daugherty
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Region: 
Murdock Peak
Location Name or Route: 
Murdock Peak, Todd's Bowl
Elevation: 
9300
Aspect: 
Northeast
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Depth Hoar
Depth: 
20"
Width: 
250
Vertical: 
200
Comments: 
Triggered a slide off of the north ridge of Murdock at the head of Todd's Bowl while skiing down the relatively safe north ridge. I could not get close enough to inspect the slide but like everywhere else in the Wasatch it was house of cards before the snow started last weekend (see photo of pit from Friday 12/22/2017). The photos don't show it but the entire slope is fractured from the summit all the way along the ridge. Red flags were evident all day long by the collapsing and propagating cracks.
Coordinates: 
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