11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/5/2018
Observer Name: 
Hughes/Glew
Location Name or Route: 
Little Superior Bowl (LSB)
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Weather Comments: 
Calm bluebird day in the Central Wasatch.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Faceted Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Mixed bag of snow conditions out there today. Pretty rough traveling and skiing on all aspects we traveled. Found some decent skiing on faceted loose grains in upper Cardiff Fork but any terrain exposed to the wind had an unsupportable wind board. The south side was damp on our exit.

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

If you could find a slab in the more exposed terrain you could possibly still buy an avalanche. This could be in areas more exposed to the wind in the upper elevation terrain.

Video: 

Snowpit is North facing at 10,000ft (upper BCC)

CT17 Q1 Failing on Depth Hoar at the ground (HS 110cm)

Back to back ECT yielded ECTX

No results in the ECT indicate no slab. Once we do get a load we could potentially see avalanches step down to our weak snow at the ground...

 

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