Avalanche obs on Whetstone from the highway

CBAC 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 12/29/2020
Name: Eric Murrow


Zone: Southeast Mountains
Location: Whetstone Mountain
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: near and above treeline


Avalanches: Observed natural avalanche on Whetstone at 945am.
Several avalanches on far southern end near CB south on east and northeast aspects near treeline, D1-D2
D2 avalanche in Barcelona Bowl NE aspect above treeline
D2 in Lucky Boy Bowl NE aspect near treeline

Several of these avalanches appeared to be shallow storm slabs that “stepped down” into deeper persistent weak layers