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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 02.16.18 Name: Wieland Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Baker Lake Observed Terrain:  6700-10000 Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: Trace HST: 1-3cm Sky: OVC Precip: S-1 Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind: Moderate from the N
 Blowing Snow: None Snow Available for Transport:
 Comments: Not much snow to move around. Skies turned MC @ 1300 and saw the sun for a bit.
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
 Comments: Very small sluff ran near spin the bottle.
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS: E @ 9200: 150cm, N @ 8600': 110cm  
 Upper Pack: Not much snow but a few slopes were scoured. Recent 3cm sitting on very faint crust on E and very firm sun/wind hammered crusts on south slopes I traveled on.  
 Middle Pack: 12/19 down 80cm on E pit, and 50cm on N pit at lower elevation.  
 Lower Pack:  
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

Layer/Depth:


Likelihood of Triggering
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Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: None encountered or observed.
 Comments: Did not encounter any wind slabs given that there was hardly any snow to make them. Recent ski tracks above spin the bottle weren't even blown in.
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: E: ECTX. Tried a non conventional 'deep ECT' with no result. PST 75/100 END down 80cm.
N: ECTN 22 down 50cm.
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Confidence: Trend:
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Was hoping for more snow in this area. Even with moderate wind, hardly any snow to move around to form wind slabs. If I wasn't solo i would have traveled similar to yesterday, which was going in most areas except for areas with a significant wind load.