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SIMPLE OBSERVATION FORM
 Date: 01.28.18
 Location:  Cross Mt/Galena Summit Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
 Activity:   skiing
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 Comments: Recreational skiing with the family on SE,S,SW, and NW aspects 8400-9200'. Some recent cornice growth at top of the Cross (1-2') but very little wind-loading beneath the cornice. No obvious signs of instability. We did not travel in avalanche terrain. Surface crusts forming on SW-SE slopes today. No surface crust on NW, but saw some new surface hoar shards or needles...some sort of angular crystals. No wet loose avalanche issues where we were, but we saw lots of small dribbles in sunny+sheltered+rocky+alpine terrain in the Boulders by 4pm today. SS