Avalanche Advisory
Advisory: Abajo Area Mountains Issued by Eric Trenbeath for Saturday - January 13, 2018 - 7:31am
special announcement

This advisory will be updated intermittently with a general conditions report until snow coverage is sufficient for winter travel.

We've scheduled our annual Backcountry 101 avalanche course for Feb 2,3. For more information or to register go here.

We've also scheduled a Motorized Backcountry 101 for snowmobiles and snowbikes. For more information or to register go here.

current conditions

Snow conditions remain quite thin in the Abajos with only 2" on the ground the Dalton Springs trailhead. Between about 9500' and 11,000' snow depths range from between 6-10" Prior to the storm cycle of January 8-10, most of the sunny aspects were bare ground and coverage on those slopes is limited to a few inches.

Wind, temperature and humidity on Abajo Peak (11,000')

Snow totals at Buckboard Flat (8924')

Snow totals at Camp Jackson (8858')


general announcements

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This information does not apply to developed ski areas or highways where avalanche control is normally done. This advisory is from the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur.