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Observer Name: 
Frank Waikart
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Region: 
Hells Canyon
Location Name or Route: 
Hells Canyon
Elevation: 
8500
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Skier
Trigger: additional info: 
Remotely Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
2'
Width: 
100
Vertical: 
2000
Comments: 

This was one of two human triggered avalanches today in the Hells Canyon Area just outside the Snowbasin Ski Area Boundary.

This was a larger slide that runs into the same drainage as the first slide. This was called in by the party that triggered it and patrol responded but then found the other slide and searched that area knowing the reporting party was not caught in this slide. 

Large D 3 running on facets in the lower snowpack. 

 

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