Date of Observation: 03/23/2016
Name: Irwin Guides
Aspect: East, South, West
Elevation: 10-12,000 ft
Avalanches: Some instabilities with 30-50cm storm/wind slabs skier triggered up to D1.5 on cuts. East aspect ATL Binge: SS-AScr-R1-D1.5-S This was triggered 15’ remotely, while setting a right hand boundary in Jaybirds while putting a hard turn in just below ridge line. 50cm’s deep, 100’ wide, ran 500’. It ran in the storm snow 20cm’s above the crust.
Weather: S5 all day with some sunny beaks poking through, though never blue. Moderate SW winds gusting to 50 mph. Highs of 23°/12°. 11” new snow throughout the day.
Snowpack: 27 inches w/ 1.35″ SWE in 20 hours. HST 24″, HS: 82″. Still snowing S2 a 17:00. Mostly blower, light density snow (5% this morning). Southerly aspects up high got thicker with sun and wind. East had deeper wind slabs.