7th Annual Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop
Multiple tests on representative slopes elicited full propagation on extended column tests upon isolation or with only a few taps. While we were not able to trigger any avalanches or collapses today, it should be noted that we also did not venture in to much steep terrain that did not have a few tracks nearby. Test slopes were enough.
Would anticipate sensitivity to markedly decrease until we get the next wind or snow event. Stay tuned.
CAUTION! Keep in mind that the mountain resorts are still closed, no avalanche mitigation has been conducted and MUST be treated as the backcountry. Secondly, consequences may be more severe with a catch and carry as avalanches will drag you through thinly veiled stumps, rocks, and downed trees.
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