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Observation Date: 
03/2/2018
Observer Name: 
Hardesty, Wilson, Dressel
Region: 
Abajo
Location Name or Route: 
Upper North Creek
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
South
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Gusts to strong; another dust event for the mountains today.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Plenty of wind and sun damage but still good riding conditions in sun and wind sheltered terrain.  Plenty of south and and westerly aspects completely scoured.

Surface hoar noted in localized terrain but laying over...perhaps more upright in more protected areas.

RR and diurnal squares noted in localized areas.  Some areas will have a weak snow surface for poor bonding with additional snowfall provided it has not degraded or healed in coming days. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
General poor structure though mostly dormant* for the time being. Additional wind loading noted but not optimal wind speeds for classic wind drifts. Hard slabs possible in isolated terrain.
Video: 

Top two photos correspond with snowpilot profiles.

Subsequent photos of snow surface conditions.

No camping allowed.

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