Baxter Basin Avalanches

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 03/27/2016
Name: Ian Havlick
Subject: Baxter Basin Avalanches
Aspect: North, North East, East, South East, South
Elevation: 9-11500

Avalanches: Numerous slabs littered across N-NE-N facing slopes in steep terrain. Some triggered by dry loose sluffing and pulling out slabs 1-2ft deep on steeper convex rollovers, some very widely propagating slabs off Axtell in 3rd bowl. Some Wet loose out of steep east facing slopes near and above treeline.
Weather: Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 03/27/2016
Name: Ian Havlick
Subject: Baxter Basin Avalanches

Scattered clouds, strong solar, light SW winds with moderate gusts at times. Strong Winds visible at ridgetop. New snow ranged between 10-30cm depending on aspect.
Snowpack: Moist 10cm of new snow above last March 24th crust on southerly facing slopes, on northerly slopes snow remained cold and about 30cm above March 24th crust. 60-80cm total on top of dirty, stout Feb 18th dust layer. No signs of instability under sled. Moderate wind transport on high ridgelines from SW. Cinnamon, Peeler, Schuykill Peak.

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