11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
3/10/2017
Observer Name: 
John Mletschnig
Location Name or Route: 
Mill Creek to Trail Creek
Weather
Sky: 
Broken
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Dry snow found on steep north facing terrain above 10k. NE took heat in the morning and roller-balled below 10600'. East, West, South and lower angled slopes of all aspects are in a melt freeze cycle on the snow surface.

Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wet Snow
Problem #1 Comments: 

Steep solar slopes have seen natural activity with the warming. It was easy to get wet snow to build on itself and sluff skiing on a radiated east aspect at 10400'. The surface snow slid easily on an underlying crust.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Problem #2 Comments: 

Most exposed areas above 10k have seen a great deal of wind effect. Most slabs aare likely unreactive but the possibility remains mostly on the east half of triggering something, particularly above 11k.

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northeast
Elevation: 
10100
Slope Angle: 
10
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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