Gothic West Side Slide

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 03/15/2019
Name: Zach Kinler

Subject: Gothic West Side Slide
Aspect: West
Elevation: 10,200′-12,200


Gothic West Side. HS-N-R3.5-D3.5-O. Ran ~ midday 3/14. Broke at the ground in a large portion of the path and ran to the bench just above the road covering recent snow-mo tracks. 

Weather: Amazingly sunny. Warm with highs around freezing but intense solar. Calm-Light westerly winds.

Snowpack: At Elkton Plot site @ 10,400:
HS: 285 cm (9.3 feet), 135 cm (4.5 feet) of settled snow since 2/28.