Observation: Canyons side country

Observation Date
2/7/2019
Observer Name
PJM
Region
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route
PC Ridgeline
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Cornice
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments
Wind drifted snow and copius amounts of wind transport has created monster cornices to stay way back from for a few days.
Avalanche Problem #2
Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Problem #2 Comments
PC ridge line, with pockets of shallow snow, is a mixed bag.  Unless familiar with the terrain and this years' snow history, travel conservatively and ski lines with no dangerous trees or rocks below and communicate with your partners more than usual for the next few days..
 
Comments
Dug no pits, but witnessed many natural cornice drops and checked out the big avalanche in Square Top possibly skier triggered from Corn Bowl late in the day...
Pics- howling snow transport fearly am into Dutches Draw with  natural cornice calving in two spots/Big cornices and crack 10 feet back in MacDonalds bowl/Corn bowl exit lap with shot of Square-top avalanche from the north....
 
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Coordinates

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