11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
2/7/2018
Observer Name: 
Weed, Pagnucco
Location Name or Route: 
Beaver Mt, Franklin Basin, Backside
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Stayed nice and cool with cloud cover and wind
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
2"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Nice and smooth, mostly supportable, fast graupel on a rain crust.  Easy traveling conditions.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
West
Elevation: 
8700
Slope Angle: 
18
Comments: 

We found a buried surface hoar layer about a foot under the surface.  This is visible in the snowpit wall and is easily found in stability tests

We found Q1 and full propagation in shallower snow at around 7700' on an east facing slope just below the Spring Road, but  even in the the same pit, test scores were not very consistent.

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