11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Alex Q
Observation Date: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Avalanche Date: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Region: 
Days Draw
Location Name or Route: 
Days Draw
Elevation: 
9700
Aspect: 
Northeast
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
2'
Width: 
300
Comments: 
Observed the evidence of two large, and what appear to be natural, slides in Days Fork. One that crowned at the base of the large cliffband halfway down Banana Days, the other that crowned at the top of Days Draw, at least 2 feet deep and 300 feet wide and slide the length of the slide path down to the bottom of the drainage. Pockets along the length of the slide also slide, with visible separate crowns. Observed from the ridge between Days and Silver Fork so crown depths are approximate. No one appeared to have set the Chicken Sh*t Ridge skin track, nor did we see tracks anywhere in the vicinity. North to Northeast aspect. Pretty eye opening, as this would have been a nasty ride. Took photos but am having trouble loading using the app.
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