Lot’s of whumps and cracking

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 12/26/2017
Name: JT

Subject: Lot’s of whumps and cracking
Aspect: East
Elevation: 10,500

Avalanches:

None observed.

Weather: Windy and mostly sunny.
Snowpack: Hasty pit revealed a roughly 2-3 foot snow depth. Very slight wind crust on top. The top 3/4’s was fairly consistent and formed a really loosely bonded slab. The bottom 1/4 was straight sugar. It skied nice and was supportive to boot level. On steeper shots we noticed a lot of cracking, some cracks propagated over 10 ‘ to an adjacent slope. There really was not enough energy to make an avalanche, but I think that will change as the top portion forms into a more cohesive slab.

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