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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 01.11.17 Name: Savage (secondhand obs and photo) Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Horton Peak Observed Terrain:  Horton Peak viewed from Smiley Creek late afternoon Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
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AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 1 Horton Peak Today 2.5 SS N SW 9600' SW and W, 600' wide(?): several crowns up there but this was the biggest by far
 1 Horton Peak Today 2 SS N SW 9200' lookers left of widest crown, about 200' wide
 1 Horton Peak Today 2 SS N W 9400' lookers right of widest crown, W/SW
 3 Horton Peak Today 1 SS N SW 8600-8800' SW and S
 Comments: Karl Kelley saw these from Smiley Creek when the skies parted late today. Socked in and snowing much of the day, so they didn't get a chance to see much else. Photo attached. May have been 1 event with a bunch of sympathetic releases. They skied lower angled stuff near Horton and had some collapsing.
STABILITY TESTS
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SNOW STABILITY
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FILE ATTACHMENTS

2017Jan11_Horton_crowns_KarlKelley.jpeg
Horton Peak crowns