We will be offering a Backcountry 101 avalanche course on Feb 8, 9. It's a great way to up your avalanche knowledge with both classroom, and hands on field instruction. Click here
for more details and to register.
The new UAC IOS mobile app is now available on the app store
. Check out the new "My Weather" feature.
Check out the new free online avalanche course series
developed by the Utah Avalanche Center. This is a great way to refresh your skills or prepare you for a Backcountry 101 or Level 1 class.
Southwest winds have been on the increase overnight and are averaging 10-15 mph with gusts into the 20's. 10,000' temps are near 30 degrees. Today, look for increasing clouds as a Pacific storm system on a southwest flow moves into our area. We'll see moderate SW ridge top winds and high temps in the low 30's at 10,000'. Snowfall should begin around midnight and continue throughout the day tomorrow. It looks like about 6"-12" are possible.
The Abajo Mountains picked up 6"-8" of snow from Tuesday's storm and conditions are slowly but surely improving. Unfortunately, winds have had their way with the snow surface in exposed areas and you'll have to seek out more sheltered locations to find powder. Low snow conditions still exist so beware of buried land mines such as rocks, and downed trees. Base depth at Buckboard Flat is 20".
Dustin Randall from ROAM Industry
was out and about this week and sent in theses pics:
Wind exposed surfaces have taken a hit.
But nice, settled powder can still be found in more sheltered terrain.
Wind, temperature, and humidity on Abajo Peak