11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/17/2017
Observer Name: 
Hardesty, Wilson, Diegel, Patterson
Location Name or Route: 
Reynolds Peak
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Weather Comments: 
Glorious
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
1"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Faceted Loose
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Comments: 

Walked in boots from Reynolds Flat up to Reynolds Peak following game trails to the top.  Continued down the north ridge of Reynolds to Dog Lake and out Mill D North.  Easy travel.  

Weak, weak, weak snow on northwest to east facing terrain at the mid and upper elevations.  Some low elevation northerlies held a few cm of weak snow over old mf crusts.  

Photos below show

  • Cardiff and Kessler in all their thin-coated glory
  • Depth hoar crystals
  • Mid-pack faceted crystals
  • Near surface faceted crystals
Video: 
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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