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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 03.12.17 Name: Savage Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Carbonate (rec trip) Observed Terrain:  5400-6650', W-S-E Zone/Region:  Wood River Valley
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 0 HST: 0 Sky: FEW Precip: Temps: warm
 Ridgeline Wind: Moderate and Steady from the SW
 Blowing Snow: None Snow Available for Transport: None
 Comments: 11:45-13:45
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS:  
 Upper Pack: All melt freeze crystals/corn except for sloppy DF old lingering wind slabs at ridge on SE: crusts very supportable on SW and W, getting soft on S-SE-E 
 Middle Pack: Not observed 
 Lower Pack: Not observed 
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Loose Wet

Layer/Depth:
surficial

Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Unreactive

Spatial Distribution:
Widespread
Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: Could possibly have become an issue on SE and W in areas sheltered from the wind this afternoon, but it wasn't a problem while we were there.
 
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

Layer/Depth:
20-50cm

Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Unreactive

Spatial Distribution:
Specific
Terrain
  Problem 2 Comments: Can't see them being a problem at this elevation.
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: None performed
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Very Good Confidence: HIGH Trend:
 Comments (aspects and elevations of instability, etc): Stability wasn't an issue on any slopes while we were there. We did not investigate the E/NE slopes that run into the river.
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Good freeze last night led to good corn conditions. S and SE would have been good around 10am, W/SW were good around noon/1pm.