11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Craig Gordon
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Avalanche Date: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Region: 
Moffit Basin
Location Name or Route: 
Upper Moffit Basin
Elevation: 
10500
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
37
Trigger: 
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info: 
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
3'
Width: 
150
Vertical: 
300
Comments: 

Sledder remotely triggered this slab from flat terrain, low on the slope. Not a big slide, but our current snow structure comprised of strong snow resting on top of facets with a rain crust as the bed surface is inherently dangerous. Once triggered, avalanches are running faster and further than you might expect.

Coordinates: 
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