Forecast for the Moab Area Mountains
Issued by Eric Trenbeath for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 7:00am
Heads up! It's dangerous out there and avalanche conditions are the touchiest I've seen in years. The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE - new snow, and wind drifted snow have dangerously overloaded a weak snowpack, and human triggered avalanches on steep slopes facing W-N-E are likely if not certain. At upper elevations, a high likelihood for human triggered avalanches may also exist on SE facing aspects. Backcountry travelers need to possess excellent route finding skills and know how to avoid steep, avalanche prone terrain - this includes not usually recognized areas such as gullys, steep banks, or the toes of moraines. Slopes do not need to be that tall to bury you.
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