Salt Lake » Big Cottonwood Canyon » Broads Fork
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Started my tour around 0930 under overcast skies and very light (S-1) snowfall. Upon reaching the summit around 1300 skies turned to broken, snowfall stopped, and a light wind out of the NNW was present. There was widespread strasuggi in exposed areas along ridgelines; no reactive wind slabs were observed. The most notable thing I saw was the glide cracks in Broads and Stairs Gulch. As more and more people push into these areas, the likelihood that a glide avalanche could have skier involvement increases. As the season progresses, it will be important to know when the likelihood of release increases (such as significant water percolation through/under the snowpack) and stay out of these areas.
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