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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 03.09.17 Name: Savage Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Sun Mt/Trail Ck Observed Terrain:  6000-7650', all but due N Zone/Region:  Wood River Valley
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 0 HST: ? Sky: BKN Precip: Temps: 2-6C
 Ridgeline Wind: Light and Intermittent from the SW
 Blowing Snow: Prev Snow Available for Transport: None
 Comments: In field from 1530-1715 hrs
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 2 Sun MT above Gun Club Within past week 1 WL SE 7000' Look reasonably fresh, either Tues, Wed, or this morning?
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS:  
 Upper Pack: Wet on all aspects all the way to the top. Water made it down about 2-5cm on shady slopes >7200'...and ~20cm down on solars <6800'.  
 Middle Pack:  
 Lower Pack:  
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Loose Wet

Layer/Depth:
surficial

Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Stubborn

Spatial Distribution:
Widespread
Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: Couldn't quite get things rolling pushing on snow. a 40* slope probably would have been a different story though.
 
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

Layer/Depth:
10-30cm

Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Unreactive

Spatial Distribution:
Isolated
Terrain
  Problem 2 Comments: The heat cooked them as would be expected, no cracking at all.
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: None performed
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Good Confidence: MODERATE Trend:
 Comments (aspects and elevations of instability, etc): W-E-S slopes below about 7000' might have been problematic today where >40*.