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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 02.27.19 Name: Soldier Mtn staff via Savage Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Soldiers Observed Terrain:   Zone/Region:  Soldier Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
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 Blowing Snow: Snow Available for Transport:
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 1 Peak 1/Phillips Ck Today 3 N SE 8800' Large slide in wind-loaded feature, estimated 10-20 ft thick crown. Ran well over 2000' vertical.
 3 Phillips/Bridge Ck Yesterday 2 N 6000-6400' 2-3 ft thick persistent slabs, wrapped around ridges/terrain features in some cases.
 many Elk Ridge Today 2 N W 7400-8200' W and SW, persistent slabs, impressive distribution (see photo).
 1 S Fork Soldier Ck Today Snowmobilers reported a fresh, wide slide in this drainage. Unknown dimensions or exact location.
STABILITY TESTS
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SNOW STABILITY
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BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Soldier Mt staff reported activity today on many aspects and elevations. Much of the activity was very fresh - releasing this morning at the end of the storm or early this afternoon when the sun popped out. They reported many paths were running full track and that slides ran much farther than normal on the north side of Peak 1. The lower elevation natural activity appeared to peak Monday or Tuesday. The rain line was similar to the Wood River Valley: significant rain below about 6500' and some mist/drizzle up to 7000' in places.
FILE ATTACHMENTS

Elk Ridge many crowns.jpg
Several persistent slab avalanche crowns visible on Elk Ridge.

Elk Ridge zoomed.jpg
Zoomed in photo of some Elk Ridge avalanches.

Peak 1 SE ran 3000ft estimated 10-20 ft crown zoomed.jpg
Large avalanche in wind-loaded terrain on Peak 1 (left hand gully in photo).