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Providence Canyon Ski/Snowshoe, March 1, 2014 (Canceled)

On Wednesday, before the two days of rain, trip leader Susan B. went to Providence Canyon to assess the conditions because of the recent warm weather. The road up to the upper parking lot, 1 mile up the canyon, was dry but the parking lot was becoming muddy with runoff from the melting snow. The road/trail was packed snow and mud. Four Cache Hikers, Dave W., Susan B., Jane E. and Dave P., arrived at the Smith’s parking lot before 10am and sat in the car to discuss the weather conditions for the trip. It was quickly decided that the warm, rainy, and windy conditions did not warrant a trip up into either Providence or Logan Canyon.

  • 40 degrees, rainy, and windy in the Valley
  • Rain to about 7,000 ft
  • 6 inches of new heavy wet snow in the mountains
  • Avalanche danger High (level 4) above 7,000 ft and Considerable (Level 3) on all slopes below 7,000 feet
  • Upper Logan Canyon Road Report; chains and 4WD required
  • Beaver Mountain conditions at 8am: 34 degrees, snow, and windy

Followup: Logan had 0.79 inches of rain for Logan on March 1 and the weather station in Franklin Basin reported 15 inches of new snow

Thanks to Susan B. for the narrative