Observation: Uintas

Observation Date
12/13/2017
Observer Name
Weston Deutschlander

Region:

Location Name or Route
North Country
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Weather Comments
Bizzarre fog/inversion gunk. Even at 10,000 it was prevelant and progressively got denser thru the day./
Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Crust facet sandwich with melt and ice forms
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Normal Caution
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments

Low, low and zero snow pack. Rocks, logs and other obstacles were prevolant. 

Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
9100
Slope Angle
24
Comments

With some serious coaxing I got a crack on a wind drift. Higher elevations, around 10,000ft saw a lot more wind transport and deposition. In areas it had that yellowish look from a wind slab growing. The exception with such little snow but it was present. 

North facing to South in on picture. 

What I was thinking was buried surface hoar. I did see some feathers in areas. My eyes/mind was playing tricks on me with all the different types of grains I saw. 

Looking West

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