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ADVANCED OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 11.18.17
 Drainage/Route:  Eagle Creek Observed Terrain:  Toured up access road and onto runout fans to 7500', views to 10,000'. Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 0 HST: 0 Sky: FEW Precip: Temps: -6C
 Ridgeline Wind: Light and Steady from the NW
 Blowing Snow: None Snow Available for Transport: Small amounts
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
 Comments: No activity seen except one D1 point release on S aspect at 9500' from shoulder of P10360
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS: 60 cm 
 Upper Pack: Small surface hoar; 20 cm F+ DF; 20 cm 4F+ RGxf 
 Middle Pack: 5cm MFcr 
 Lower Pack: 15 cm 4F- FCxr at ground 
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

Layer/Depth:
top 10-20 cm

Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Not Observed

Spatial Distribution:
Isolated
Where did you find this problem?
  Primary Concern Comments: 
 Comments: Small cornice and associated apparent wind slabs visible along east aspect 9000' ridgeline
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: ECTN16@20cm from ground on small facets on top of MF crust.
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Good Confidence: HIGH Trend: Improving
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Decent cover for the elevation, but overall still thin and weak.
FILE ATTACHMENTS

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