Utah Avalanche Center forecaster, Grant Helgeson and I brapp’ed into the Uintas to poke at the snowpack.  The snow was only 4 or 5 feet deep in most places and we spotted several recent avalanches.  In an attempt to start an avalanche of our own, we lopped of the end of a large cornice and sent hundreds of pounds of snow tumbling perhaps 600 feet to the bottom of the slope.