11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/10/2018
Observer Name: 
Toby Weed
Location Name or Route: 
Stump Hollow
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Rain-crust now capping very weak faceted snow at lower elevations.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Same
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 

I could see a good deal of drifting going on at mid and upper elevations. 

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
North
Elevation: 
7200
Slope Angle: 
24
Comments: 

Missing the Thanksgiving crust and November snow up higher.

I found nasty buried faceted snow everywhere in the Stump Hollow Area.  I also triggered several localized collapses and plenty of deep shooting cracks, some up to around 20' long.

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