11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
2/4/2018
Observer Name: 
David Rosenberg
Region: 
Logan
Location Name or Route: 
Garden City - Swan Peak
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Very overcast, cloud level at abut 8,700 ft elevation.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
3"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northwest
Elevation: 
8900
Comments: 
Dug this pit on the West-Northwest face near the top of Swan Peak at the steepest part of the slope. I could not get anything to move or go on shovel compression or extended column tests. A last shovel shear test did finally move a small portion of the extended column (i.e., the shovel width) after a lot of force and tugging. The block slumped a very small amount, very little energy at 35 cm above ground (4F layer). Some wind action in a few places but no signs of instability on the climb up or ski down.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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