Avalance near Washington Gulch

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 01/18/2020
Subject: Avalance near Washington Gulch
Aspect: East
Elevation: 11,100

Avalanches: Snowmobile triggered avalanche on an easterly, heavily wind loaded slope. Crown was appx 80-90cm deep and ran on what seemed to be an old surface hoar layer from before Jan 13th storm. Crown was appx 80-90m across and propagated near the top of slope. Slide ran appx 400ft. Slab was consistently dense (wind affected snow) aside from the top 6″ of fresh storm snow. No riders were caught.