Cement Creek

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Cement Creek Area
Date of Observation: 12/27/2015
Name: Ian Havlick
Subject: Cement Creek
Aspect: East, West
Elevation: 8500-10000

Avalanches: One large slide on NE facing bowl of Cement Mountain from last storm.  size 2.5
Weather: Clear, calm, FRIGID in drainage.
Snowpack: depth of snow (HS) noticeably increased with elevation and distance up cement creek. HS at Cement Creek Ranch was around 50cm, where out near Reno turnoff the HS was 80-100cm.

Dug pit on slight west facing slope, 9800ft. HS 80cm. CT7, CT12, CT9, all sudden collapse right on the ground. 4-6mm cupped depth hoar, F-hardness with 1F>F hard slab above (65cm deep). scary (firm slab, less deep than CB zone, more likely human weight will effect.. On sled, so didnt hear or feel any collapses but roosting was tough with track gouging to weak snow near ground. Trapdoor.