Observation: Western Front, Bear River Range

Observation Date
02/22/2017
Observer Name
Dd.tidhar

Region:

Location Name or Route
McBoab's Knob
Weather
Sky
Broken
Wind Speed
Calm
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments
Little change in snow depth between roughly 7000 to 9000 ft. Front range.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Red Flags Comments
Few storm cycle slides evident including point release off rock band at roughly 8000 NE aspect and soft slab roughly 1ft depth on sheltered N aspect 40 degree slope at approx 7500 ft. Tested three slopes with ski cuts at steep north and northwest aspects including ridge lines with no reactive results. Large cornice collapse at 8800 ft northwest aspect resulted in no reactive slides.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates