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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 04.11.18 Name: Savage Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Galena Summit/Camp Ck Observed Terrain:  driving Ketchum to Smiley Creek 1930-2130 Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 0-5cm? HST: Sky: X Precip: RV Temps: 30s and 40s F
 Ridgeline Wind:
 Blowing Snow: Snow Available for Transport:
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 1 Camp Ck curve HWY75 Today 2 WS AOu N 8300 43.878301, -114.722949: more westerly slide
 1 Camp Ck curve uphill Today 2 WS AOu NW 8300 43.877723, -114.724767:more easterly slide
 Comments: D2.5 slide was a solid meter deep and 200' wide, other slide looked thinner and not as wide.
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS: not observed 
 Upper Pack: At 2000hrs, light snow 8300-8700' on top of wet surface on all aspects...rain on wet surface below about 8300'. At 8700', the snow below the surface was a hot steamy mess of springtime wet snow+crusts+damp snow with some dry snow on the coldest aspects. At 8000-8700', I found a mix of boot penetration in a few places where the crust was stout to 50-80cm where the crust was weaker.
 
 Middle Pack: Not observed except for moist snow where I fell through deep into the pack or to the ground.  
 Lower Pack: Not observed except for Mid Pack comments.  
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wet Slab

Layer/Depth:
60-120cm

Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Stubborn

Spatial Distribution:
Specific
Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: 
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: None performed.
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Good Confidence: LOW Trend:
 Comments (aspects and elevations of instability, etc): Wet avalanche issues most likely on shady middle elevation slopes...but possible in other places as well.
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: The 2/14 layer deserves respect as it gets wet...be careful (especially on shady slopes) from about 8000-9500' where the 2/14 faceted layer exists until we have a well-drained summer snowpack.
FILE ATTACHMENTS

180411_Camp Ck_1mWS_car.jpg
W slide, larger of 2, left hand side viewed from top.

180411_Camp Ck_1mWS_right side.jpg
W slide, right hand side viewed from top.

180411_CampCk_WS.jpg
Easterly slide (smaller of the 2).