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Observer Name: 
Hardesty, Wilson, Torrey, Diegel
Observation Date: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Location Name or Route: 
West Deso Ridge #1
Elevation: 
9600
Aspect: 
North
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
18"
Width: 
250
Comments: 

Prior to remotely triggering both slides, the four of us dug into what was seemingly representative terrain, with three of the four ECT tests showing no results (ECTN).  One of the tests elicited an ECTP27 into old pre-Christmas faceted snow.  

Demonstrates that test results are only a single tool in the tool box in assessing slope stability and certainly far inferior to the other red flag clues.  

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