Observation: Mill D North

Observation Date
Observer Name
Michael B
Salt Lake » Big Cottonwood Canyon » Mill D North
Location Name or Route
Mill D North — Dog Lake
Red Flags
Red Flags
Heavy Snowfall
Rapid Warming
Avalanche Problem #1
New Snow
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments
6" of new snow was generally very well behaved This will change with temperatures blasting into the 70's Thursday/Friday.
Avalanche Problem #2
Wet Snow
Problem #2 Comments
Recent wet releases was observed on the lower areas of Mill D North.
I snowshoed to just above Dog Lake Monday PM. The snow was dense or wet particularly before the trail split to Desolation. The snow became much less dense from there on up to above Dog Lake.
Backcountry skiers had hit Reynolds pretty good choosing what appeared to be conservative routes. Tom's Hill was also skied pretty solidly as well.
I took the summer route until the open area (see pic) before you descend to where the summer water nears the trail. This seemed sketch and was completely blown in. I dropped down and continued up from the trail most skiers skin up to hit the Reynolds area terrain.
Sunny to heavy snow
30 degrees
Winds gusty in snow
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating