11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/15/2018
Observer Name: 
Eric Ghanem
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Ridge Yurt area
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Dense snow above hard slab. Felt supportive. We saw no activity in the surrounding areas. SNOWPACK: (0 to 20cm) 2mm facets; (20 to 23) Hard crust (1F); (23 to 50) Dense snow (4F); (50 to 65cm) (few layers @ Fist) dense to lighter snow. from 23 to 65 cm the snowpack had a good cohesion. TESTS: 9400' NE @17deg (1&2) & NNE @22deg (3) (1) CT18 Q3 Braking @ 23cm on 2mm facets (HS65) (2) ECT22 Q2 Braking @ 23cm on 2mm facets (HS65), no propagation (3) ECT15 Q2 Breaking @ 23 cm on 2mm facets (HS55), no propagation
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Same
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northeast
Elevation: 
9400
Slope Angle: 
22
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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