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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 03.27.18
 Drainage/Route:  Goat Creek, Upper Marshall, Upper Meadow Observed Terrain:  6400-10000', most aspects Zone/Region:  Sawtooth Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 0 HST: 0 Sky: OVC Precip: Temps: n/o
 Ridgeline Wind: Moderate and Gusty from the NW
 Blowing Snow: L Snow Available for Transport: Small amounts
 Comments: Skies started out FEW to SCT but became OVC by around noon. Temps were warm, especially at mid to low elevations. Dust on crust conditions this morning <7000' became super sticky by afternoon.
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 several Today 1 WL N S several small WL in steep, rocky terrain
 several Today 1 WL N N low Several small WL in steep shady terrain at low elevations
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

Layer/Depth:
10-30cm

Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Unreactive

Spatial Distribution:
Isolated
Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: Wind slabs seemed isolated and pretty glued down
 
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wet Loose

Layer/Depth:
10-20cm?

Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Reactive

Spatial Distribution:
Specific
Terrain
  Problem 2 Comments: Also, all aspects at low elevations
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results:
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Good Confidence: HIGH Trend:
 Comments (aspects and elevations of instability, etc): Felt comfortable skiing most terrain in the area travelled.