11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/24/2017
Observer Name: 
Toddeo
Region: 
Southwest
Location Name or Route: 
Pahvants - Horse Hollow
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Weather Comments: 
Cloudy day, started out with warm air overiding the colder air in the valley. Ended with very light snow up high and a few raindrops in town.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Still some dry snow on north aspects.  Lower elevations had a zipper crust from yesterdays warm temps. The lower part of the Chalk Creek Road was frozen tire tracks for a Mr. Toads wild ride exit.  Some damp snow on my exit.

Some surface hoar this morning (photo below), this formed overnight.

Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Normal Caution
Problem #1 Comments: 

Normal Caution for the current conditions in this area.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wet Snow
Problem #2 Comments: 

Wet snow may be an issue with upcoming warm weather predictions.

Low danger due to lack of snow.

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
North
Elevation: 
7400
Slope Angle: 
20
Comments: 

Not very exciting, 14" of settled snow sitting on the ground.  There was some drifting in this area.

Photos below:

1.  Surface hoar.

2. The elk are moving to the valley, looking down off the Chalk Creek Road, these tracks were not here yesterday.

3.  Looking north from the snow profile area.  South facing terrain.

4. North and north west facing terrain from the snow profile,

5.  Upper Horse Hollow, this area was filled in and skiable this time last year.

 

 

Waiting game for more snow.  If someone was to venture to the upper elevation north aspects, I would guess a moderate hazard.

I would like to thank the local elk for their trail breaking assistance in this area.

Merry Xmas to all!  Someone needs to remind Santa that I have been very good and would like a huge snow storm for Xmas!

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