Date of Observation: 12/16/2021
Name: Zach Guy
Zone: Northwest Mountains
Route Description: Views of Scarp Ridge, some of the Ruby Range, Axtell, and Gothic
Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Not much interesting to report. Looks like a pair of slabs on a leeward aspect off of Scarp Ridge.
Weather: Cold and clear, no wind transport.
Snowpack: We were wondering whether the extreme alpine wind speeds were actively loading the alpine or just blowing into space. From my vantage, northeasterly aspects got fatter in the past 24 hours. Some terrain features on other aspects definitely got stripped.