11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
MF
Observation Date: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Avalanche Date: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Region: 
Banana Days
Location Name or Route: 
Banana Days / Days Draw
Elevation: 
10200
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
Unknown
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
12"
Width: 
200
Vertical: 
1000
Comments: 
Trip to Chicken Shit Ridge (up and down) was warm and fun with a couple of whompfs on the down. Saw quite a few days old slides, including a massive one on NE Banana Days (pic 1&2) and Days Draw (pic 3&4). Both looked to have failed on a slick layer (Christmas storm?), not the grounds facets. Days Draw has crowns from the top continually down along edges for as far as one can see from the ridge. Banana Days has multiple crowns at different elevation and debris field is massive and goes fully into flats below (pic 2). There was a small but dangerous slide right at the beginning of the up track on the ridge, also facing NE (pic 5). On a side note, pic 6 shows the multiple slides in George's Bowl including what looks to me to be a bomb, highlighted in photo (WPG?, opinions kept to myself).
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