Observation: Mt Nebo Loop Road

Observation Date
Observer Name
Raylund Smith
Provo » Mt Nebo Loop Road
Location Name or Route
Nebo loop
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Wind Drifted Snow
Problem #1 Comments
There is alot of wind driven snow on the ridge lines mostly on the north face half of the Compass. Didn't see any real threats with cracking or sliding but we still avoided consequencal areas.
Snow Profile
There is definitely a settling happening on the mountain the last couple of days with the sun out and temps up. Lots of roller balls on southern faces, lots of settling cones around trees and other objects. Southern faces were quite hard first thing then became soggy as the day went on. Surface hore is growing and is pretty widespread. I hoped into a trench and checked out the snow structure real quick and there main body is still ver supportable and bonded. But the top 3-4" is faceted surface hore with a thin crust just under that. This may pose a problem when loaded during the next coming storm.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating