11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
3/29/2016
Observer Name: 
Maynard G. Krebs
Location Name or Route: 
Pahvants - Maple Hollow
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Blustary day! wind was transporting snow down to 7000'.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
6"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Damp snow to 7000' powder above that with the exception of wind affected areas.  freezing level at about 7000' affected the underlaying snow.  Wet, soft snow below and a supportable crust above 7000,

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Cracking
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 

Wind affected snow was sensitive today.  Moderate hazard in the area traveled up to about 8000'.  I would imagine the hazard could be considerable in higher wind loaded terrain

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 

if he sun comes out, wet snow hazard will increase.

Low hazard today but will increase.

Comments: 

Photos below:  Hard to isolate wind slab, cracking drifts and sensitive cornices

 

I was saddened to get a text from my friend Keith today.  When I 1st met Mitch Weber and introduced myself he laughed out loud and told me I was the best thing ever for the hit counter at his web site Telemark Tips.  Half the world loved me and the other 80% seemed to hate me, I called it like it was and let all of the famous internet skiers know they were not as great as they thought they were.  Mitch was a great guy who should be remembered for ushering in the internet to the ski world, I don't always think that this is a great thing but hats off to you Mitch, you deserve  some great recognition.

The least I could do was ski a 1st descent in an obscure mountain range for you brother, may the journey beyond be filled with light and deep powder!

RIP!

Todd

Someone seemed to be following me today:

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

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