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CBAC CBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 04/04/2022
Name: Zach Guy

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Teocalli Mtn. Traveled mostly on southerly aspects to 13,200 ft.

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Nothing new. A handful of small wind slabs and wet loose avalanches from last week, along with a number of previously undocumented large wet avalanches from the big warmup in late March, both wet slabs and gouging wet loose, D1.5-D2 in size.
Weather: Scattered cloud cover this morning gave way to few clouds by mid day. Cool temps and light ridgetop winds at noon.
Snowpack: No signs of instability on steep terrain. The recent snow, up 4″ to 6″ here, was redistributed by winds at higher elevations with localized drifts up to a foot thick that were unreactive to ski cuts. The snow is transitioning to almost-corn on south aspects and still dry powder on north. There was a dusting of snow yesterday that accumulated on melt-freeze crusts. That low density snow is starting to facet above the crust, but it was also getting cooked on sunny aspects.

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