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Observer Name: 
Brett Kobernik
Observation Date: 
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Occurrence Date: 
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Occurence Time: 
2:30pm
Region: 
Big Horseshoe
Location Name or Route: 
Big Horseshoe
Elevation: 
10800
Aspect: 
Northeast
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Width: 
250
Vertical: 
900
Comments: 

I just so happened to crest a ridge and look over at the Big Horseshoe and WATCH two avalanches release naturally.  Spectacular!  The southwest wind was blowing enough to produce plumes and there is no doubt that the added weight of the wind drifted snow pushed the weak snowpack over the edge.

The photo below is of two different avalanches that released either late Thursday or early Friday.  I took the photo on Friday but highlighted in red the two avalanches that I watched release today.

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