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ADVANCED OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 01.17.18
 Drainage/Route:  Mores Creek Summit Observed Terrain:  6,528' , 60*NE , Zone/Region:  Mores Creek
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: Trace HST: Sky: BKN Precip: Temps: 0*C
 Ridgeline Wind: Calm and Steady from the Variable
 Blowing Snow: None Snow Available for Transport: None
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS: 75cm 
 Upper Pack: Complex mix of DF and RG forms were found in the upper snowpack slab 
 Middle Pack: Mid Pack has an interesting and dynamic melt freeze/ ice crust matrix - needs more observations 
 Lower Pack: Thanksgiving Ice crust sits upon 3mm FC 
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Persistent Slab

Layer/Depth:
FC/55cm

Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Touchy

Spatial Distribution:
Widespread
Where did you find this problem?
  Primary Concern Comments: 
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: CT13 (Q1, SC) @55cm down ECT 27 SC @55cm down PST 30/100 (end)
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Poor Confidence: HIGH Trend: Steady
 Comments (aspects and elevations of instability, etc): On NNE aspects snow structure seems poor failing on the interface between the "Thanksgiving Ice Crust" and the weak layer of FC below,
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Terrain is filled with low snow hazards, logs, dirt, rocks. Test results give evidence of poor snow structure leading me to keeping backcountry travel >30* slopes, and avoiding terrain traps.