Observation: Gibson Canyon

Observation Date
03/21/2017
Observer Name
Darren McAvoy

Region:

Location Name or Route
Gibson Canyon, Wellsville Mountain Wilderness
Weather
Sky
Broken
Weather Comments
Warm.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Characteristics Comments
Surprisingly supportable conditions on the Gibson Glacier.
Red Flags
Red Flags Comments
Initiating roller balls on steepest slopes, but they were not gouging in deep. Was getting away with cloudy and breezy conditions but turned around soon after the sun came out.
Comments
A mid January avalanche cycle filled in a few of the Wellsville Mountain avalanche paths with unusually large aprons including this one in Gibson Canyon, plainly visible from Cache Valley.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates