Due to a substantial surface rain crust, I chose Marion due to trail access and Essex being favored with overnight snowfall.
Up the Marion trail to the ridge separating Dickey and Marion Creeks.
Did not investigate the avalanche but it occurred above the rain line and assume it was a storm slab that failed 12/8/18.
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