11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Mark Staples
Observation Date: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Avalanche Date: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Location Name or Route: 
Woolly Hole
Elevation: 
9200
Aspect: 
East
Trigger: 
Unknown
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Comments: 

Spotted 3 maybe 4 slides today near Woolly Hole on Mt Timpanogos. Couldn’t see anything highe due to clouds. Most seemed about 1-2 feet deep. Maybe 100’ across and running 100’. MAIN POINT - I was able to spot these three with limited visibility and only seeing a small part of Timp. There must be many more and widespread areas of unstable snow.

Below 8000’ there is hardly any snow. Transition zone is between 8000-9000 feet.

Photo below has three red lines marking the approx. crown lines. Map image shows a purple line to mark their rough location for gauging elevation and aspect.

Comments: 

Generally very little snow below 8000’. What snow exist got wet from rain and is now frozen with a slight dusting of new snow on top.

Coordinates: 
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