Gothic

CB Avalanche Center CBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 03/08/2022
Name: Josh Jones

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Gothic Mountain W-SE 9500-12200

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: A D1 windslab(?) observed lookers left of the Spoon SE aspect 10700~.
2 wind slabs observed on Baldy. SE aspect near the ridge. One released during our ski in between 11 and 5 PM.
Weather: 13 Degrees
Light NW wind
4/8 Skycover
Snowpack: SW aspects had 4-8″ of low density snow on top of a solid meltfreeze layer.

SE aspects were similar until we hit NTL and ATL elevations. Obvious deeper drifts below ridgeline. No signs of cracking or or signs of instability but noticed the windslab was present. 2-4″ thick.

Below 10500′ on sun exposed aspects SE-SW, observed already crusted up snow with crusts ~1-3″ thick

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