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Observation Date: 
02/19/2018
Observer Name: 
Michael Janulaitis
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Hoyt Peak
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Heavy Snowfall
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
15"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Loose Dry Snow
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Storm Slab
Comments: 

I got out early this morning and headed up to Hoyt Peak for a quick look.  There was an average of 15" of new medium slightly upside-down snow.  I was able to remotely trigger a small cornice drop as I was passing by (safely out of it's way).  I also collapsed the new snow on a rollover from above.  Finally, I sluffed out the right flank off the peak in the typical spot (45+ dead north >10K).  Seems the new snow is bonding fairly well.  That said I certainly didn't ski off the peak.  I kept in the tight trees which skied great.

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