11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
2/10/2016
Observer Name: 
Reed Kennard
Region: 
Moab
Location Name or Route: 
miners basin
Weather
Weather Comments: 
Beautiful warm day on some low elevation slopes with temps in the 40's and mild winds.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Faceted Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
We found good recrystallized powder on some low elevation north facing slopes right off the loop road. their was 3 to 4 feet of snow around 8,000 feet. We did not dig, however it was apparent that the bottom quarter of the snow pack was loose facets. That means 2 to 3 feet of snow sitting on top of 12" of unconsolidated sugar.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 
low elevation slopes are skiing very well, however their is a shallow snow pack with a large facet layer at the bottom. It would not be difficult to trigger a slide on any thing steeper than 35 degrees on these slopes.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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