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“keeping you on top”
January 21, 2007 7:30 am
Good morning, this is Drew Hardesty with the
Our partners, the Friends of the UAC, are hosting numerous events during the 4th Annual Backcountry Awareness Week, including a photo show by Scott Markowitz at the Rose Wagner Theater on Jan 24th, a slide show and book signing by Jill Fredston at REI on Jan 26th, a star studded snowmobile ride and dinner on Jan. 27th, a dinner February 2 at The Canyons with Olympic Gold Medal Winner Jim Shea, and avalanche classes at the Canyons on February 3rd and 4th. Details are below, or click here for more information.
In the late October of
1776, while looking for a route from
Snowpack and Avalanche Conditions:
The cold new snow won’t bond well to the old pre-existing snow surfaces of hard wind slab, sun crust, surface hoar and facets, and in the longest, steepest terrain, I’d expect the sluffs to move fast and entrain a fair amount of snow. While you’re scratching around on the dust on crust, consider the terrain around you and consequences of getting buried in a terrain trap. Locally sensitive wind drifts will be relegated to the highest terrain and most pronounced on the east through southerly aspects. Remember the old safe travel protocol?
Bottom Line for the
Sorry Evelyn, but it’s a new bottom line. In areas that picked up the most snow, you’ll see a MODERATE danger of widespread sluffing on the steepest terrain and a few shallow soft slabs easily triggered by the weight of a person along the lee of the highest, most exposed ridgelines.
Things are already winding down and we can expect to see only a few isolated showers for the next couple hours. Temps will remain in the single digits up high and max into the low teens by early afternoon. The winds will continue to veer north then northeast and maintain at 20-25mph. You’d never guess that a ridge of high pressure will build back in for the remainder of the week. Temps will again dip to the single digits and below tonight before a rapid warming trend puts things to near freezing by late Tuesday.
Yesterday, the Wasatch Powderbird Guides flew in American Fork. Today, they’ll be in AF and White Pine with
another ship in the Bountiful Sessions or along the Cascade Ridgeline above
On January 24th at 7:30pm, our partners, the Friends of UAC will be accepting donations at a photo show by mountain sports photographer Scott Markewitz. Shot both internationally and in
On Friday, January 26th, the well-known
On Saturday Jan. 27th, come join us for a star studded fundraising ride. Click here for more details or call 801-963-3819.
Then there will be a Fundraising Dinner on Friday, February 2, 2007. The dinner will be at The Canyons and Olympic Gold Medal Winner Jim Shea will be the keynote speaker. For tickets and information visit www.UtahAvalancheCenter.com Also, the Canyons will be offering avalanche classes on Saturday and Sunday, February 3rd and 4th. For more information and to register, call 435-615-3325.
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UDOT highway avalanche control work information can be found HERE or by calling (801) 975-4838.
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The information in this advisory is from the U.S. Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur.
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