Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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From Ogden, got out the binoculars for a few minutes during a patch of afternoon sun on Thursday. Looked pretty hard at terrain around Ben Lomond and also the West side of Mt. Ogden.
Spotted one avalanche in Taylors Canyon, which looked like a point release wet slide. I couldn't tell how old it was, but it looked fairly fresh. Maybe caused by warming on Wednesday? That slide was NW, starting around 7200’ and ran at least 600’ vertical out of view. Width was up to 50’ with “wet-looking” short walls on the edges.
Also spotted a couple of smaller wet point releases off the rock bands just south of Lewis Peak (north of Ogden Canyon).
No other avalanches noted.
Upper elevation terrain has been hammered and sculpted by the wind. In some areas, the wind-exposed ridges look to be nearly bare of snow.