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.
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