11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/27/2016
Observer Name: 
Bruce Tremper
Location Name or Route: 
Gold Basin - Red Snow Cirque
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Beautiful, clear, sunny, warm day with light wind
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
6"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Still great snow on the shady aspects (northwest through east) with about 6 inches of settled powder.  The sunny aspects are crusty.

From Red Snow Cirque, looking across to Laurel and Mellenthin.  You can see all the wind damage up high and I would still be suspicious of all the wind slabs in the wind zones. 

 

Some nice cross loading of wind drifted snow on the west face of Red Snow Snow Cirque

 

Some small, dry, loose sluffs on the southeast facing slopes below Tuk-No in Red Snow Cirque.

Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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