29th Annual Backcountry Benefit - September 8th - Tickets available here.

Observation: Wolverine

Observation Date
4/21/2022
Observer Name
T Diegel
Region
Salt Lake » Little Cottonwood Canyon » Wolverine
Location Name or Route
Wolverine and Patsy Marley
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Strong
Weather Comments
plenty of wind, plenty of dust. Not enough dry snow to blow around, however
Snow Characteristics
Snow Characteristics Comments
A quick ob to mention that it seems that the storm that apparently is on our doorstep seems like it'll be falling on pretty bomber snow and there should be a good bond? This afternoon it was pretty goey below about 8700' and on high north there was something actually resembling powder, but not very faceted due to the warm temps and wind that would have blown any potential surface facets away. So it seems to me that we'll be dealing "only" (??) with storm snow instabilities with this hopefully-aggressive storm.
As noted in previous forecasts, south facing slopes have taken a beating lately, and it's almost early-season-thin on south facing lines.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Coordinates