Collapsing & surface hoar…

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 12/22/2020
Name: Travis Colbert

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Location: Coney’s
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9,500-10,800

Avalanches: No avalanches that have not already been reported.
Weather: No avalanches that have not already been reported.
Snowpack: Upper snowpack is faceting out (again). Widespread (and very large) surface hoar. Lots of collapsing and cracking when travelling off the established skin track. Seems like any convexity over 35 degrees that hasn’t already slid would easily slide. Some small windslabs forming just below the ridgeline. Any slopes with the slightest S aspect have a soft crust.

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