11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Luke
Observation Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Avalanche Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Region: 
Cardiff Fork
Location Name or Route: 
Cardiff Fork
Elevation: 
9000
Aspect: 
West
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Width: 
40
Vertical: 
500
Comments: 
Noticed some fresh(ish) slides by Benson & Hedges (or Old Growth Chute if you come in from the top), probably a combo of the consistent winds and storm snow that appeared to have slide last night. Lots of loose sluffs coming off the cliffs in Cardiff made us not so stoked to be in the chute so we rode the apron. Excellent conditions, just enough snow to cover the crust in almost all places, was not bonding too well to that layer however . Good to feel some winter conditions again though, it was windy above 9000' and still dumping.
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