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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 01.13.18 Name: Wieland Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Silver & Baker Ck Observed Terrain:  6500-9000' Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 0 HST: 35-40 Sky: BKN Precip: Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind: Light from the W
 Blowing Snow: Snow Available for Transport:
 Comments: HST @ Baker Lk. Warm day at low elevations.
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 1 Baker Ck near Badger Gulch 1 7200 Group of sledders said they were able to trigger a small slide near turnoff to Brodie/Apollo but did not confirm slide.
 Several Anderson Ck 2 E 9400
 Several Badger Gulch N 9300 Head of Badger Gulch
 Many Head of Baker Ck 8500-9300
 Comments: Saw many more crowns and avalanches with most appearing to run during storm. Did not add all avy obs as list is getting a bit big and redundant. Saw nothing more than D2 today.
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS: 120 @ 8700' on flat. 
 Upper Pack: n/o 
 Middle Pack: n/o 
 Lower Pack: n/o 
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Persistent Slab

Layer/Depth:


Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:


Spatial Distribution:

Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: Just glassing obs with better visibility so no stability assessments.
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: None performed.
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Confidence: Trend:
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Just tried to gets some better views of terrain further south of tour yesterday with some better light and fewer clouds. Saw many more avalanches that ran during the storm at middle and upper elevations. Warm day with rollerballs and few small wet loose dribbles on solars in Baker Ck and lots of rollerballs in Boulders, but no wet loose avalanches.
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