11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
5/5/2017
Observer Name: 
Ted Scroggin
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Bald Mt. Mirror Lake, Murdock Peak
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
South
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Weather Comments: 
Beautiful clear morning, but barely a good re~freeze, calm winds and very warm temperatures even at the 10,000' elevation.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Trail conditions quickly softened and became mostly unsupportable early in the day. Many slopes have gone through a wet loose cycle with lots of wet debris on all aspects.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Rapid Warming
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
Slopes around the compass are going through a decent wet loose cycle with the big rise in temperatures.
Comments: 
1. This week the snow line on the highway receded quite fast with the parking now around the Whitney, Gold Hill road junctions. 2. The trailhead at Ruth Lake is still under feet of snow.
Slopes around the compass have gone through a wet loose cycle with some heavy dense debris stacking up.
It's not every season that a person can ride over the roof of the Mirror Lake Guard Station.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
None
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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