Gothic South

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 01/06/2021
Name: Ian Havlick

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Location: Gothic Shoulder South
Aspect: South, South West, West
Elevation: 9,000-11,400

Avalanches: Only fresh avalanche observed was ~D1.5 on Baldy, off a windloaded southerly facing slope ATL. Likely will be reported by others closer to Baldy today.

Weather: Relatively cold morning, strong solar, moderate westerly winds ATL.

Snowpack: Several large collapses on flat terrain on Washington Gulch valley bottoms. More signs on instability on southerly, low angle terrain but NO signs of instability on southerly slopes with more slope angle. Travelled slopes up to 31ยบ today. Steeper solar aspects were moist by 1300 and rollerballs and small wet loose out of warm, southerly facing terrain on Gothic. Dug one pit on low angle WNW facing slope BTL. Obvious weak layer but fairly faceted overlaying slab not producing propagation.. ECTX and CT30+1 SC.