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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 12.18.17 Name: Savage Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Cross Mt Observed Terrain:  8600-9000', all aspects Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 0 HST: 0 Sky: BKN Precip: Temps: 0 C
 Ridgeline Wind: Moderate and Gusty from the W
 Blowing Snow: None Snow Available for Transport: Small amounts
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS: 50-60cm, remarkably consistent on all aspects in this middle elevation band: see attached Snowpilot pits 
 Upper Pack: about 2-3cm of new snow, then crust on some aspects, then about 10 cm of facets, then Thanksgiving crust/ice 
 Middle Pack: Thanksgiving crust/ice with some S*%t sandwiches (crust+facet+crust) on isolated aspects but not that alarming of a sandwich due to roughness of crusts above and below  
 Lower Pack: mixed bag of crusts, mixed forms, and some facets (FC) 
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: None performed: no slab above the weak layers I was concerned with and I did not have time for artificial loading tests.
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Very Good Confidence: HIGH Trend:
FILE ATTACHMENTS

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Galena Summit Cross E aspect

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Galena Summit Cross SE aspect

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Galena Summit Cross S aspect

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Galena Summit Cross W-NW aspect

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Photos of the 4 profiles

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4 profiles from different aspects: clockwise W/NW to E to SE to S