12/20 Anthracite Mesa West facing aspects

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 12/20/2020

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: We were on anthracite Mesa heading up Coney’s.
Aspect: West

Weather: Although weather was clear, we witness some wind loading coming from the north.
Snowpack: With the persistent slab snowpack we witnessed layer collapsing on just about every new snow feature we came upon. While ascending one at a time on a slope that measured at about 30 degrees the snow pack collapsed and cracked. Had it been a slope greater than 30 it would have slid.