Observation: Bunch Grass

Observation Date
2/10/2019
Observer Name
brian smith
Region
Logan
Location Name or Route
bunchgrass yurt area
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
At 9000 ft. there was 4 inches of new snow on Saturday.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
4"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments
We were at the Bunchgrass yurt for three days. Nice turning on most aspects especially after the new snow Saturday.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Problem #1 Comments
We were at the Bunchgrass yurt for three days and did not see/feel any collapsing or cracking or recent avalanches. However a ECT 22 came out on a grauple layer at 85cm (33 inches) on a NE, 33 deg. slope at 9000ft. as seen in photos. I did not feel comfortable with this even though it did not fail until 22 whacks. 
Avalanche Problem #2
Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Problem #2 Comments
Lots of wind slab on the ridges that seem to gaining strength, but still leary with the buried weak layers. 
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable

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