White Mountain obs

Location: Brush Creek Area
Date of Observation: 04/12/2016
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: White Mountain obs
Aspect: North East, East, South East, South, South West, West, North West
Elevation: 9,100-13,400 ft

Avalanches: See photos. Observed about a 10 recent natural loose wet avalanches on northwest aspects near treeline, some of which gouged to the ground, D1 to D2 in size. A few small ones above treeline as well. Failure date unknown but I would guess this past weekend. No other significant activity observed, with good views up high.
Weather: Broken skies, warm temps, light winds, a few brief periods of graupel.
Snowpack: Decent refreeze last night: Surface crusts were ~6″ thick below treeline, 8-12″ thick near treeline above a wet snowpack. Above treeline, there was a few inches of recent, unconsolidated snow that was rollerballing harmlessly, and crusts below the new snow looked on track to stay frozen and solid through the whole day. Around 2 p.m., the snowpack had become trapdoor and unsupportive to skis below about 10,500 ft on N and W aspects.

NW aspect NTL on White Mountain

NW aspect NTL on White Mountain

NW aspect ATL, near Teocalli

NW aspect ATL, near Teocalli

NW aspect NTL, Teocalli

NW aspect NTL, Teocalli

NW aspect NTL. Teocalli

NW aspect NTL. Teocalli