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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 03.23.18 End Date: 03.23.18
 Drainage/Route:  Camp Ck Observed Terrain:  7500 -9000 Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 1-2 HST: Sky: Precip: Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind: Light and Intermittent from the W
 Blowing Snow: Snow Available for Transport:
 Comments: started clear and cold --> BKN --> OVC by late am
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
 Comments: many D2+ SS on seen on drive up to pass from WRV. N, NW aspect 8500-9500K
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS:  
 Upper Pack: on lee aspects (N) - 40-45cm of F+ @9000, (S-SW) 5-10cm F+ --> 4F  
 Middle Pack: N/O 
 Lower Pack: N/O 
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

Layer/Depth:
20-50cm

Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Stubborn

Spatial Distribution:

Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: easy to mod hand shears on 3/22 IF. ski cuts on ridglines no results
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results:
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Confidence: Trend:
 Comments (aspects and elevations of instability, etc): hard to ignore naturals on drive up. winloading quite obvious yet no hard signs of instability on tour today.
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: out to evaluate, but pleasantly surprised by ski quality today, and nice to find dry snow in late March. suspect would have had more significant results ATL.