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Cardiff Fork and LCC
Thing seemed pretty seized up until about 10:30 or so this morning, with easy travel and creamy snow, except for the large avalanche on the South face of Superior. I talked to Mark from UDOT on my way out and to my surprise he said it was a natural avalanche that ran on a layer of graupel. The snow on the E starting going off around 10:30 causing an avalanche that I put on the avy page, and more activity on Cardiac Ridge. By the time I got back to SE facing Cardiff Bowl the whole slope had cleaned out leaving large debris piles at the bottom, I was glad I bailed when I did. On my way down the canyon I noted slides from yesterday or today in the White Pine Chutes, Little Pine, the Y and Y Not couloirs, and a nice one way down low in Pearlas. I would think only high N would have survived the sun today and all other aspects will be crusted.
photos: the natural on Superior, slides in Cardiff Fork, Cardiff Bowl and Pearlas down at the bottom of the canyon
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