11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Toby Weed
Observation Date: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Avalanche Date: 
Friday, January 12, 2018
Location Name or Route: 
Wellsvilles as viewed from Mendon
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
Unknown
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
4'
Width: 
800
Vertical: 
Unknown
Comments: 

I could see crowns from several natural avalanches on the east side of the Wellsville Range from the valley near Mendon.  Confirms my fear that dangerous conditions persist in areas with shallow and weak snow.

Comments: 

The problem is all the slopes that didn't naturally avalanche are just sitting there waiting for a trigger to come along.

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