11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
04/12/2017
Observer Name: 
Pagnucco, Davis
Region: 
SE Idaho
Location Name or Route: 
St. Charles Canyon, Green Canyon
Weather
Weather Comments: 
started out warm but got HOT by early afternoon.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
6"
New Snow Density: 
High
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Damp snow from last weekend's storm on a supportable base made for excellent sledding conditions today. Surface snow was very wet and saturated by noon. Stayed clear of any steep slopes.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Rapid Warming
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

Saw a large loose wet avalanche near Wilderness Peak  (east facing 9200') maybe 200' wide running 800" vertical (?). We were very far away so the pic is grainy. There appears to be two large glide cracks on the same slope. 

Loose wet activity to the skier's right of main gut of St.Charles canyon bowl. (same site as nasty accident a few years ago where a sledder was caught, buried and severely injured in an avalanche.)

 

Comments: 

1. Loose wet activity in St. Charles Canyon bowl. 2. Ride anywhere conditions made for a fun exploring day.  3. Loose wet slide near Wilderness Peak. 4. Creeks are opening up making for sometimes challenging route-finding. 

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