11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/22/2017
Observer Name: 
Craig Gordon/Ted Scroggin
Location Name or Route: 
Upper Moffit Basin
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Weather not effecting the snow stability
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Faceted Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Mixed bag of snow surface conditions. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Problem #1 Comments: 

All the players are in place, but we're missing the key ingredient... a slab

While most of our terrain is boney and thin, there's a few slopes throughout the range that are starting to fill in. This is the kind of terrain to avoid once winter kicks in and these slopes lose their terrain features, anchors get buried, and the slope becomes more connected..

Video: 

Low elevation south facing terrain is in dire need of a thick coat of white paint.

Upper elevation south facing slopes are gonna be the ticket as avalanche danger increases. Remember- terrain like in the image above has no weak, sugary, faceted snow

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