A few feet off the skintrack…

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Zone: Southeast Mountains

Location: Mt Emmons

Date of Observation: 12/20/2020

Name: Travis Colbert


Subject: A few feet off the skintrack…

Aspect: North East, East, South East, South

Elevation: 9,300-12,300


Remotely triggered (intentional) ENE slope by taking two steps off the skintrack where the slope steepens and the trees thin. D1, but flushed through trees. Observed a natural D1.5 on an east-facing slope across Redwell basin.


Weather: Clear, steady WNW winds at the summit.

Snowpack: Fresh windslabs in RL bowl forming just below the ridge at the summit. Lots of collapsing off the skintrack along the ridge. Glades were recycled powder up high, becoming crusty down lower. Redwell basin looked thin and wind-hammered.