11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/14/2018
Observer Name: 
J.Spitzer
Location Name or Route: 
Superior: Cardiff Fork
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Weather Comments: 
Really nice day to be out in the mtns. Clear, calm winds with increase warming trend during the day. Team traveled up East Ridge Superior to top of LSB. Traversed into Cardiac bowl from LSB and skied apron below cardiac ridge. Afternoon laps in Low Ivory and Georges bowl. Strong solar radition by mid morning on South aspect.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Faceted Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Surface snow on South aspect around 11am become moist.  Small roller ball activity as group moved up East Ridge of Superior.   N facing LSB gully surface riding was mainly wind board mixed with settled powder.    Better surface riding conditons on the aprons below Ivory.  

 

 

 

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

Stephen King sums it up the best with his quote " Same shit, different day"

Comments: 

shooting crack in Cardiff Fork at 9,250ft on NE aspect. 

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