Merry Collapsemas

CBAC 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 12/25/2020
Name: Zach Guy

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Location: Coneys
Aspect: North East
Elevation: N/BTL

Avalanches: No recent avalanches. Plenty of older ones.
Weather: Beautiful day: few clouds, mild temps, calm winds.
Snowpack: Stepping off the skintrack in a heavily trafficked area, got several audible collapses, but certainly not as reactive as some previous tours where we have been breaking trail. The brief bit of travel I did into untracked areas (NTL) produced a few large collapses. Small grained surface hoar growth overnight on the surface of shady aspects. Quick handpit on south facing slope shows some small faceting below the most recent suncrust (12/22). The crust was about an inch thick on a 25* slope. Feels like the slab is starting to facet away in the shallowest areas.