crusts, corn, slides

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 04/07/2021
Name: Mark Robbins

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: upper slate drainage

Avalanches: Not sure when these ran or if they’ve already been documented. North end of Schuylkill ridge, probably ENE facing? And Purple Ridge near Poverty Gultch, SW facing. See photos.

Weather: Windy AF up high, in and out of clouds, cool air temps

Snowpack: Skiing just before noon, South facing at 12,500 showed minimal signs of softening. By 12,000 the top inch was soft. By 11,500 and SE exposure we got into full corn, 2-3 inches of soft snow. Mushy but still supportive by 10,500 at 12:15.