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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 12.10.17 Name: VandenBos Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Mushroom Ridge Observed Terrain:  7,600-9,800' Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: HST: Sky: CLR Precip: Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind: Calm
 Blowing Snow: Snow Available for Transport: None
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
 Comments: No recent avalanche activity.
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS: ~60cms on solars, ~90cm on shaded 
 Upper Pack: ~20 cms from last weekends storm, capped with 2-3cm melt freeze crust on solars. advanced near surface faceting on aspects between WSW and ESE on northern portion of compass.  
 Middle Pack: melt-freeze/rain crust from thanksgiving is gradually decomposing on solars but still pretty stout on shady aspects 
 Lower Pack: large, moist, rounding facets near ground on solars. cold depth hoar at ground on shady aspects.  
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wet Loose

Layer/Depth:


Likelihood of Triggering
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Spatial Distribution:

Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: 
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results:
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Good Confidence: Trend: