We're having terrible weather right now...no snow (here), but lots of harsh winds blowing all of the old snow around! See that snow blowing off the top of Mount Timpanogos? I just took that picture a few minutes ago out of my family room window. BRRRRR!!!!!
I've heard about three, make that four (just heard another one!), large explosions during the past hour or so, so it makes me wonder if they are doing avalanche control on the other side of the mountain or in the canyon.
A couple of years ago there was a shell shot from a howitzer artillery cannon to trigger an avalanche in Provo Canyon. The shell overshot the mountain and landed in some one's backyard just a couple miles north of here. How scary would that be? Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt. It could have been much worse!
Sundance Ski Resort is on the back side of "my" mountain. Ever heard of the Sundance Film Festival? It's a small event that Robert Redford hosts every year. LOL!!! Starts later this week. Why someone would host a star studded event in the middle of a Utah winter is hard to figure out. Okay, we did host the Olympics back in 2002, but that's different!
The answer to my burning question: Yes, they are doing avalanche control in the canyon. I just checked the state website to verify. I'll be back later...I'm heading down to the bomb shelter. lol!