Wasatch Cache National Forest
In partnership with: Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation, The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, Utah Department of Emergency Services and Homeland Security and Salt Lake County.

 

The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center Home page is: http://www.utahavalanchecenter.com

This is Brett Kobernik with the Utah Avalanche Center.Today is October 20th.

We will start issuing avalanche advisories around the first of November or when there is sufficient snow cover.In the mean time, you can monitor the mountain conditions by looking at the automated weather stations on the Internet.The Collins station is currently operating.Also check out the National Weather Service web site for other weather forecasting products (http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/).

Another project we are working on is seasonal weather history charts for the web.Check it out HERE.We will start these charts in November.

A big thank you is necesary to everyone who attended the fundraising party in September at Black Diamond.It was a very successful event.

Alaska avalanche expert Jill Fredston will give a slide show and talk about her new book Snowstruck, a book about Alaska avalanches and avalanche accidents.She will speak at the Sugarhouse Barnes and Noble (2100 S. 1100 E.) on Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 pm.Jill is a very entertaining public speaker and considered to be one of Americaís top avalanche experts.She is also the author of the popular book Rowing To Lattitude about her sea kayaking journeys along the Arctic coast and the popular avalanche handbook Snow Sense.Donít miss this opportunity to meet a very amazing person.

The next event is The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Centerís annual backcountry gear swap which will be held on Saturday, November 5th at R.E.I.(Information)Gear can be dropped of on November 3rd and 4th from 6 to 8 pm.

Thanks again, and we will see you again in November.