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Observer Name: 
mark white
Observation Date: 
Monday, March 5, 2018
Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Occurence Time: 
Unknown
Region: 
Butler Basin
Location Name or Route: 
Swedish Corner, Butler Fork
Elevation: 
9500
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
36
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
3'
Width: 
300
Vertical: 
500
Comments: 

Saw this natural avalanche that looked to run towards the end of the storm yesterday or last night, it looked pretty fresh. They call this Swedish Corner because a Swedish guy was killed in a avalanche here a bunch of years ago. The crown depth is a estimate but it appeared to be at least 3 to 4 feet deep going into old snow. I suspect it ran on facets and released in a thin rocky area under the rock band. This slide kinda goes along with the thinking that outside the upper Cottonwoods the snow pack is weak and thin and susceptible to persistent slab avalanches when stressed.

Forecaster Comment:  More info on this slide can be found here.  What Mark White is referring to in the Swedish Corner is from this accident report.  The fatality site was actually up and around the corner to the north and someone reminded me that the victim was actually from Norway.    

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