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Observation Date: 
01/21/2014
Observer Name: 
Weed
Region: 
SE Idaho
Location Name or Route: 
Middle Fork Accident Site
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Nice in the mountains with a steady northwest breeze on the ridge. Low clouds hanging over Bear Lake to the east.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

I found some decent riding conditions on the flanks and in soft blown-in areas on the bed surface of the large avalanche that was triggered by a sledder on 1-11-2014.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Problem #1 Comments: 

Becoming ever more unlikely with time since the windy storm that overloaded the exceptionally weak faceted snow that is widespread in the region.  Problem is, any avalanche you do trigger will be large, dangerous and destructive.

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
East
Elevation: 
9200
Slope Angle: 
35
Video: 
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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