11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Staples, Covington, Woodruff
Observation Date: 
Monday, March 5, 2018
Avalanche Date: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Location Name or Route: 
near Cascade Saddle
Elevation: 
9600
Aspect: 
Northeast
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
3"
Width: 
800
Vertical: 
500
Comments: 

Spotted this slide along the Cascade ridgeline. Failed just below an obvious stripe of dust in a layer of facets. These facets were not as obvious in the crown near the ridgetop as they were on a lower slope much lower.

I was impressed how far downhill this slab fractured. It's likely that much larger avalanches happened in some of the bigger bowls.

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