11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/28/2017
Observer Name: 
Toby Weed
Region: 
Logan
Location Name or Route: 
East Wood Camp
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Thin sun-crust on south facing slopes.  Still fairly arduous breaking trail because you sink pretty deeply even with fat skis. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Same
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Southwest
Elevation: 
6300
Comments: 

I could see some recent natural activity, repeaters in South Wood Camp.

This persistent weak layer is worrisome because it sits on top of a smooth and much harder sun-crust

The recent snow is sticking well to steep terrain until temperatures warm up. 

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