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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 11.14.17 Name: Wieland Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Copper Observed Terrain:  6900-8900', no W or low elev. N Zone/Region:  Banner Summit
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 15-18 HST: 15-18 Sky: SCT Precip: Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind: Light and Intermittent from the SW
 Blowing Snow: None Snow Available for Transport: Large amounts
 Comments: Mostly clear south of Galena in the morning with AM clouds in the Sawtooths dissipating to SCT by afternoon.
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
 Comments: None observed from Ketchum to Banner Summit with good visibility for glassing.
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS: 50-115cm. 85cm on SW @ 8500' 
 Upper Pack: 15-18cm F storm snow. Wind  
 Middle Pack: North-see pit. South-P crust @ 65cm and 39cm with 4F between. No FC observed above/below crust. 
 Lower Pack: South- 1F moist rounds to ground. 
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: North - See pit, South - ECTN 15 x2 below crust @ 62cm
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Good Confidence: Trend:
 Comments (aspects and elevations of instability, etc): I found quite a strong snowpack similar to others in the area. Crusts on south not a concern at the moment as they are strong and no slab resides over them.
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Saw no signs of instability during drive or tour. Found a snowpack that lacked any obvious weak layers near Banner Summit. Will need to keep an eye on crusts once a slab is over them. Was not able to tour around on Norths much to get a better handle on lingering early season snow. -Wieland
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