Anthracite Mesa

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 12/23/2018
Name: Joey Carpenter

Subject: Anthracite Mesa
Aspect: North East, East, South East
Elevation: 10200-11200

Avalanches:

East face of Cinnamon R3D2. Natural. ~700 feet wide, ran ~400 vert . ATL.

Weather: Temps around 1 degree before sunshine hit valley bottoms but quickly warmed up to cool but pleasant temps. FEW, low clouds to the west, CLR to the east. Light winds where we were but moderate snow transport observed along ridgelines and high peaks in the morning (Scarps, Richmond, Cinnamon, Baldy).
Snowpack: HS 11k E aspect, 70cm. 2-3mm facets bottom 10cm of spx. 4F hardness for next ~40cm then F until the surface.

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