11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/3/2014
Observer Name: 
D. Tidhar
Region: 
SE Idaho
Location Name or Route: 
Bear River Mtns - Northeast, north of Idaho border
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Faceted Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Some gropel present in light snowfall
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Deep Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Loose Dry Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Comments: 
Climbed and skied low angle (20-25 degree) slopes with northwest and west aspects between around 7500-8500'. No collapsing or audibles anywhere along the tour. Performed ski cuts and aggressive jump turns on a wind-loaded ~40 degree west-northwest test slope at around 8000'; failed to produce any energy, collapsing or slabs on this slope. I hope to return to this zone during the coming week and find some similar test slopes with more northerly aspects.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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