11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
3/11/2017
Observer Name: 
Ted Scroggin
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Lofty Peak, Mt Marsell
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
A decent refreeze overnight with mid and lower elevations softening quickly. High clouds changing to thicker clouds late afternoon, pleasant temperatures even on the high ridge lines.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
A little of everything today with snow conditions. Up high around Lofty Peak the snow on north through southeast facing slopes did not soften much today. Very minor wet roller balls on due south and the slight breeze keeping the wet activity in check. That time of year where you can easily get around on sleds with very supportable snow and get back into those favorite spots you've been waiting for all winter. The snow pack is deep and quite stable right now.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 
The warm weather has not quite reached the upper elevations and very little wet activity noticed in my travels.
Comments: 
Looking out over the High Uintas with a nice deep snow pack and great coverage.
Despite the warm temperatures the trail is holding up, but at the trail head it is mud season.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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