11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Doug Wewer
Location Name or Route: 
Lewis Peak Area
Snow Characteristics
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Made it up to around 7500' in the Lewis Peak area. Found similar conditions that others reported in the Ogden Mountains. Large heart-stopping collapses up to 50+ feet away. Most wind loaded slopes had already naturally collapsed. The eggshell cracking was all that remained.  I kept slope angles low, so no avalanching. Travel on skis is extremely difficult off of a road or trail due to deep brush, lack of a base and large rocks. New snow felt upside down and punchy with the weak facets. Staying on top was a challenge. 

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