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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 04.08.19 Name: Davis Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Driving - Ketchum to Banner Observed Terrain:   Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: HST: Sky: Precip: Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind:
 Blowing Snow: Snow Available for Transport:
 Comments: Rain/snow mix at Galena Summit. Light rain on the Wood River Valley side for a good portion of the day, then heavy rain in intermittent squalls through the afternoon and evening. Steady rain and more socked in on the Sawtooth side. Moderate rain picked up as I drew closer to Banner Summit.
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 2 Base of Butterfield, Across from Russian John Cabin Today 2 WS N NW 7700 See photo
 Comments: Several debris piles were seen peaking out below the clouds. Some notable piles on Williams Peak and near Banner Summit near the road. Poor visibility.
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results:
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Confidence: Trend:
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Baker slides (observed by Savage) and similar slides that I witnessed today have me concerned about similar N-facing mid-elevation terrain in the Smokys.
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