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Observation: Box Elder

Observation Date
3/18/2023
Observer Name
Kapacinskas, Allred, Colledge
Region
Provo » Box Elder
Location Name or Route
Shotgun Chutes
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Comments
Headed up to Shotgun Chutes. Observed heavy wind loading at top of chutes out of the ESE loading the start zones of the chutes. Dug a pit 300' below summit @ 10k on N aspect. ECTP 14, down 40cm failing on decomposing graupel layer, the block pulled out with some energy. Line was later skied by a different party with no consequence. The term scary moderate comes to mind.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Coordinates