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Observation Date: 
02/18/2018
Observer Name: 
Max Schuler
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Reynolds Peak
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Weather Comments: 
Gusts on top were quite strong but overall the winds were surprisingly moderate. It looked like some lower elevation slopes were getting more wind loading than Reynolds. We were back at the car before the winds picked up and it started to snow.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Great creamy riding conditions on Reynolds Glade and East Reynolds.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
Saw wind loading of most northern aspects. To or surprise very little wind loading on the East Face if Reynolds.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northwest
Elevation: 
9200
Slope Angle: 
22
Comments: 
Dug a quick pit half way up the Reynolds Glade Skin Track. CTM (SC Q1 on the 13th tap 85cm deep on facets near the ground).
Observer email: 
maxhschuler@aol.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
High
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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