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Observer Name: 
M Turley
Email: 
matt@matthewturley.com
Observation Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Occurrence Date: 
Monday, March 19, 2018
Occurence Time: 
Unknown
Region: 
Timpanogos
Location Name or Route: 
Bomber Peak / Timpanogos massif/Upper Giant Staircase
Elevation: 
11200
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
40
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Problem: 
Deep Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
unknown
Width: 
600
Vertical: 
2750
Comments: 
Observed (not witnessed) from Highway 40 in Heber Valley at 3pm. Not sure when it slid, but guessing yesterday (3/19). Appears to have been originally triggered in the new storm snow (cornice fall, perhaps?) but quickly stepped-down to the ground before going over a band of cliffs, and then triggered two additional avalanches in the giant staircase area, the lower one running nearly to Scout Falls (~2,800' estimated total vertical). The starting zone is NE-facing, high (11,200’ elevation), steep (~40º+), cliffy/rocky, frequently wind-loaded, and sits below a highly corniced ridge.
Coordinates: 
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