11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
2/20/2017
Observer Name: 
Edward Oak
Region: 
Moab
Location Name or Route: 
Edward Oak
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Weather Comments: 
Scattered clouds and fog, no wind, no precipitation. Warm.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
4"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Cracking
Collapsing
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
Fairly easy shovel sheer 2 ft. Down. Wind dense snow with weak bonding in buried layer.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Deep Slab
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 
Still buried small faceted crystals at ground layer. 8" depth hoar at bottom of 5' snowpack.
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northwest
Elevation: 
11200
Slope Angle: 
35
Comments: 
After making an evaluation we chose to ski the East Tele Heaven side of the ridge instead of Exxon's. snow pack seemed more stable on East side of Tuk No. Ridge.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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