11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/23/2018
Observer Name: 
PM
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
PC ridgeline (Driveway Cirque)
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
North
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Beautiful touring day.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Cold turny snow.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Deep Slab
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 
Faceted interfaces on two crusts near the ground within 8" of it. Energetic bed surface on upper crust below early December snows is concerning.
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
East
Elevation: 
9600
Slope Angle: 
28
Comments: 
Had two extended column test with stubborn results. With the initial test producing nothing on the left side of this wide column, it looked fairly bridged and solid. Then I took two light taps on the remaining piece of column, and it failed energetically on the pre December snow faceted bed surface near the ground on the upper crust. (See photo 2) On another extended column test, a ski stomp produced nothing.
Sorry for this late post. The net has been out here in pc.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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