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SIMPLE OBSERVATION FORM
 Date: 11.24.18
 Location:  Copper Mountain Area Zone/Region:  Banner Summit
 Activity:   skiing
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 How Many?  2
 Trigger:   Natural
 What type of avalanches?   Soft Slab
 What size?
 Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
 Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
 What Elevation?  8500'
 What Aspect?   NE, E
 Comments: On a very early season tour, we found intermittent crusts underling the new storm snow on south and west aspects above 8000'. On east through north aspects, there were facets above the ground instead of crusts. We observed two natural avalanches that had occurred near the end of the storm cycle that finished November 24, one on an east aspect and one on northeast. In both cases, all of the storm snow slid on older facets near the ground. We had impressive whumpfing wherever the basal snow was faceted.
OBVIOUS SIGNS OF INSTABILITY
 Marked with checkmark if observed:
 Cracking (isolated)     Collapsing (widespread)
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