There's no way to sneak up the trail with a moose like that laying in wait. He was one of the largest I've seen in the Wasatch.
Back to weather. Will 2012 usher in improved prospects for snow? Not this week. The latest forecast from the GFS shows a couple of weak systems coming through over the next several days, but right now, they look mainly dry. Further, the 6–10 day precipitation outlook issued today by the Climate Prediction Center is depressing.