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Observation Date: 
02/9/2018
Observer Name: 
Toby Weed
Region: 
Logan
Location Name or Route: 
Steep Hollow
Weather
Sky: 
Broken
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Weather Comments: 
Same as it's been....mild, windy, cloudy
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Supportable, with a brittle, 1/4" thick ice-crust at upper elevations.  A couple crusts, from 1/27 and 2/4, with a little snow in between in more sheltered terrain.... MF crust at lower elevations.  

Comments: 

Sure is nice to be able to get out into the mountains, but riding conditions aren't so great.  I had to keep the speed down in the upper elevation meadows to keep from being thrown around when the skis bit into the crust.  

The rocks on Double Top Mountain also appeared to be coated by a layer of thick ice...

The snow structure is still poor in many areas under the crust, with dormant layers of very weak faceted snow buried under 2 to 3 feet of gradually hardening snow.

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