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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 02.23.17 Name: Savage Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Cross (rec day/not working) Observed Terrain:  E-SE, 8400-9200' Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 10-15cm HST: ? Sky: X Precip: S1 Temps: -5C
 Ridgeline Wind: Light and Intermittent from the N
 Blowing Snow: Prev Snow Available for Transport: Large amounts
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS:  
 Upper Pack: 10-15cm low density PP: thin crust from 2-22 below that on due S and steeper S/SE slopes but disappeared as you moved to SE: thin 2/19 sun crust felt sporadically with pole pits during a couple laps 
 Middle Pack: not observed, not in avalanche terrain today 
 Lower Pack:  
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: None performed.
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Very Good Confidence: LOW Trend:
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Impressively good skiing. Crux was not avalanche danger - it was getting up the 10' vertical snowbank from the rotary plow work.