Anthracite Mesa-Coneys

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 03/21/2021
Name: Andrew Breibart

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Location: Coneys
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: BTL

Avalanches: NA-poor visbility.
Weather: Mostly calm winds on the tour with light winds on the ridge line. Skies were obscured and snowfall rate was S1/S2.
On the skin out skies were obstructed with scattered S-1 snowfall. Winds picked up and were light with moderate gusts in the valley bottom.
Snowpack: Less than 3 inches of new snow in the skin track in the morning. On the leeward side of Convex Corner, snow depth was 5 inches. In the valley bottom, snow was not supportive on upper melt freeze crust. Snow in First Bowl was supportive. Triggered a shallow slough in the new snow that traveled on top of the upper melt freeze crust at the entrance to the bowl. The slough had little energy and may have traveled 25 feet.
The skin track on the exit had a trace of new snow.