11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/6/2017
Observer Name: 
Darce Trotter / Steve Cote
Location Name or Route: 
Fairview Canyon to Miller Flat
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Weather Comments: 
cold clear morning with great visibility.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
14"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

60 cm week total cleared from Miller Flat Interval Board, total pack now 145 cm.  Concerns over buried weak layer confirmed in Electric Lake bowl, large 8-10 mm surface hoar now buried 60 cm deep, and may persist for quite some time.  

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Deep Slab
Trend: 
Same
Comments: 

Phone Shot had run during Storm, note stepping down on lookers R side lower down the ridge

this activity occurred above area of last fatality on the Skyline, near Huntington Lake

Activity noted on Skyline Drive south of Fairview Canyon summit 

lots of pockets sluffing in low density new snow. 

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