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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 04.15.17 Name: Wieland Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Hyndman Observed Terrain:  6500-12000 Zone/Region:  Wood River Valley
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: HST: 5cm Sky: FEW Precip: Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind: Light from the Variable
 Blowing Snow: Snow Available for Transport:
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 Several Pioneers 1 WL N Several small wet loose likely from yesterday afternoon.
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS:  
 Upper Pack: Variable. 5cm PP on small crust with ~5cm DF below that. This was resting on older very firm surface. SE never got warm and was good powder skiing on a bit of wind transported snow. 
 Middle Pack: n/o 
 Lower Pack: n/o 
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Loose Wet

Layer/Depth:


Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Not Observed

Spatial Distribution:

Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: Was a problem yesterday afternoon but did not observe anything occur today up until exit at 1400.
 
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

Layer/Depth:


Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Unreactive

Spatial Distribution:

Terrain
  Problem 2 Comments: Didn't find anything significant. 10-15cm wind blown snow on steep south was well bonded and good skiing.
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: none performed
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Confidence: Trend: