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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 02.27.18 Name: Savage Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Galena Summit/Titus slide and glassing Observed Terrain:   Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 2cm HST: Sky: FEW Precip: Temps: 20F
 Ridgeline Wind: Light
 Blowing Snow: None Snow Available for Transport: Large amounts
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
  head of Murdoch Ck Today 2 SS N SW alpine A big class 2, may be a 2.5.
  Eagle Ck headwaters Today 2.5 SS N W 9200 wide crown
 3 N Fork Big Wood Today 2 SS N SW alpine S and SW, some may have been triggered by sluffs
 2 Saviers Today 2 SS N SE alpine slabs released on E/SE: several smaller sluffs too
 Comments: All slides either this morning/last night/yesterday/Sunday - hard to tell. Most were probably Sunday and Monday, but some looked quite fresh. I didn't relist observations that VandenBos posted photos of or that SVHS noted.
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results:
SNOW STABILITY
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BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Titus/Galena Summit slide details: 35cm average depth (range 15-70cm), slab was F and 4F closer to the weak layer, failed on 2/14 FC on crust, aspect 107-132*, slope angle 34 to over 45* (rough avg=high 30's), lots of cracking extending ~40' to sides of slide and ~15' above crown. This path was wind-loaded sometime soon after the weak layer was buried (2/14-18?).
New facets forming on E/SE today via radiation recrystalization and near surface faceting. Crust forming at surface on more due S.
FILE ATTACHMENTS

180227_TriplePeaks_SS_7900_WNW.jpg
Sawmill/Triple Peaks slides - I think one of these was noted by SVHS in their observations. W/NW aspects, 7800-7900'.