Observation: North Ogden Divide

Observation Date
12/5/2018
Observer Name
brian smith
Region
Ogden
Location Name or Route
north fork foothills and north ogden pass
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Normal Caution
Problem #1 Comments
Skied yesterday above north fork park to 7200ft. and there is 90cm (35 inches) of a very homogeneous snowpack as the oldest snow is only a week old and it is right side up. I could not find any facets or layering at these elevations. Today I found the same near North Ogden divide. 
Comments
Nice turning if you can find a smooth brush free slope. The one finding I noticed yesterday was surface hoar (photo) in the open areas as the skies were clear on Dec. 3rd. Now there is 2 inches of snow on it. Will have to see if it becomes a player when we get more snow.  Today I was entirely in the pines without the surface hoar that I saw yesterday. The other danger is the Mt. lion whose is frequenting the same areas! 
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low

Support the Avalanche Center through your purchases

Discount lift tickets
All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the UAC when you purchase your next lift tickets.
Need new gear?
Make your next purchase from our Affiliate Partners and the UAC will receive a portion of the sales.
Shop
Sign up for our newsletters, emails and daily forecasts to stay up to date.
Subscribe