GMT Between Top Of The World And Gothic RD

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 02/22/2020
Name: Zack Kinler & Evan Ross
Subject: GMT Course Between Top Of The World And Gothic RD
Elevation: 9,600-11,600ft

Snowpack: HS-100-180 cm, below treeline slopes along the course from E-S were moist to wet which will lead to widespread crusting. E and NE slopes near treeline in the Top of the World area remained dry. No signs of instability were noted. A profile on a SE slope at 10,250 adjacent to the course showed stacks of crusts in the upper snowpack with the most concerning layer being a double crust with rounding facets between ~40 cm below the surface. CT results were observed but no results in ECT. Stability on this slope is good.