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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 03.10.19 Name: VandenBos Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Easley Peak Observed Terrain:  6,900-11,100', mostly S-W Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 1 cm HST: Sky: CLR Precip: Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind: Calm
 Blowing Snow: Snow Available for Transport: Small amounts
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
 Comments: Several D1 loose wet slides observed in predictable terrain in Boulders on drive back south. No recent slab activity
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS: 150cm at 8,000' on SSE 
 Upper Pack: After surface refreezes tonight there will be a tripple-decker MFcr +/- FC stack in the upper 10cm of the pack 
 Middle Pack: Homogeneous, strong 80cm of snow from February storms. Difficult to pick out any layering, deforms as a unit, stays intact when columns are dropped on the ground.  
 Lower Pack: 45 cm of DHxr and FCxr (DH near ground), interspersed with several P MFcr. Grains are wet at the ground, moist above. No dry grains to be found 
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

Layer/Depth:


Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Unreactive

Spatial Distribution:
Isolated
Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: 
 
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Deep Persistent Slab

Layer/Depth:


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Terrain
  Problem 2 Comments: 
 Comments: Wet loose didn't present as a problem where I was, but based on natural activity and solar intensity (combined with calm winds) it definitely would have been an issue in steep, rocky, solar terrain. 2/2 seemed to be well bonded and 2/23 was unidentifiable.
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: ECTP 26 down 120cm. CPST 37/125 END down 120cm. PST 41/125 END down 120cm.
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Good Confidence: Trend: