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Observer Name: 
Craig Gordon
Observation Date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Avalanche Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018
Location Name or Route: 
Chute 1
Elevation: 
10400
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
37
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
12"
Width: 
100
Vertical: 
450
Comments: 

This avalanche was triggered by a slope cut about 30' off of the ridgeline. Of note... it's a repeater and slid close to the ground nearly a month ago. 

Because of the flat light, I superimposed the black line into the image to outline the crown. 

Shallow, yet well connected crown averaging a foot in depth and approx 100' wide. The soft slab avalanche failed on weak faceted snow formed during the mid winter dryspell.

Looking down path, thsi avalanche would've ruined your day, slamming you into the trees below.

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