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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 04.13.17 Name: Wieland Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Frenchman Ck Observed Terrain:  7300-9000', no N obs Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 2-10cm HST: 2-10cm Sky: X Precip: S1 Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind: Light and Gusty from the W
 Blowing Snow: L Snow Available for Transport:
 Comments: Light snow from Baker Ck to Frenchman parking and up into basin. 1cm by parking and top of pass @ 1630. 8-10cm HST once near head of basin. Small gusts moved snow but wasn't forming any slabs.
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 Several Frenchman Ck 1 WL N ~8600 Several small slides on E-S-W that likely occurred yesterday with warming.
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS:  
 Upper Pack: 2-10cm PP resting above large wet grains. Above 8500'ish 1-3cm surface crust was a bit firmer yet still wet/moist. 
 Middle Pack: n/o 
 Lower Pack: n/o 
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Loose Wet

Layer/Depth:
10cm

Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Stubborn

Spatial Distribution:
Widespread
Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: Snow was moist but well bonded to wet surface and not wanting to move on any small, steeper test slopes.
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: None conducted.
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Confidence: Trend: