11/26/2014

Name: Evan Ross
Location: Paradise divide area
Date of Observation: 11/26/2014
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 10,000-11,500

Weather: Clearing sky, generally warmer temps then pervious days, west northwest winds gusting strong enough to continue drifting snow at near and above treeline elevations.

Snowpack: Last weekends storm snow was wind buffed and consolidated into a more cohesive slab.  This slab was still fist hard but noticeably more consolidated then previous days. This didn’t seem to affect the outcome of stability tests in the same areas as tests from previous days on the same slopes. Collapsing has decreased from previous days as well, but ECT test still show the potential for avalanching of the persistent slab and week fasted snow on the ground.

Avalanches: 1 natural wind slab within the 48 hours failing on an above treeline cross loaded Southern slope. SS-N-R2-D2