11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
3/4/2017
Observer Name: 
Weed, Staples
Location Name or Route: 
Steep Hollow UT, White Canyon, Wilderness Peak Area
Weather
Sky: 
Broken
Wind Direction: 
South
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Warm and breezy...a pleasent day in the mountains
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Still lots of nice settled powder in the Franklin Basin area.  

Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Cornice
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 

We avoided big slopes topped by huge cornices.  

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

Clouds and a breeze kept the lid on heating and we did not find any slopes with sloppy surface snow in Franklin Basin.

Comments: 

We observed large glide cracks on the east face of Wilderness Peak.  Looks like folks are wisely not messing around on the steep slope under it.  You never know when a glide avalanche might occur, especially when it's warm. 

We dug about 6' deep to the ground and found deep, hard and stable snow on a southwest facing slope near the ID/UT state line at 7700'.

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