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Observation: Days Draw

Observation Date
1/8/2019
Observer Name
Dave
Region
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route
Days Draw
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
10,000'
Comments
Dug 2 pits in the starting zone of Days Draw, one lookers left by small tree and other lookers right by entrance of Peggy Days, sorry no pit profiles. What we found was the dragon in the basement... New snow sitting on top of pre storm wind slab on top of 6-8 inches of small to medium facets, grabbed a scoop and it would pour out like sugar. So about 3-4 ft of snow/slab sitting on top of sugary facets. Both pits were identical. My guess is new snow and wind slab/board may be bridging the facet weakness. Probability....rolling the dice, consequences massive. We opted to skirt along the Peggy Days entrance down to the lower angle terrain of Days Draw and avoiding the upper main bowl. 
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable

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