Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Spring Fever Kicks in Today

Good for me, bad for you, the Steenburgh Effect is back.  Sponsors: Please send me a new hat!
Although temperatures will only be in the 40s in the valley, I think today is the type of day that should cause an outbreak of Spring Fever.  We've had a warm winter, but no matter what you do in January, the days are short and the sun angle low.  We're now into March and the days are noticeably longer and the sun is beginning to feel like a microwave.  Today dawns with clear skies and will be full of bright sun.  Spring fever is here. 

Ski conditions in the Wasatch on Sunday and Monday were outstanding.  My hand has healed up enough that I was finally able to get out and do some touring.  Note the froth at the mouth in the photo above (really just sunblock, but who knows, maybe I was drooling).  It was good to sample some of the Greatest Snow on Earth finally. 

Unfortunately for you, that means the Steenburgh Effect is back.  Best if you drop everything and ski today. 


  1. Glad to see you getting some, despite the Steenburgh Effect. Speaking of the effect, perhaps you can have one of your students investigate it so that we can have a better understanding of the underlying Physics. :)

  2. Glad to have you back in the backcountry!