Mount Baldy

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 01/04/2016
Name: Ian Havlick
Subject: Mount Baldy
Aspect: East, South East, South, South West, West
Elevation: 9200-12000

Weather: Increasing clouds in PM, above freezing temps NTL, light southerly wind near treeline.
Snowpack: no signs of instability today. first time in deeper part of zone since before xmas. remarkably different feeling snowpack compared to Gothic/Brush/Cement. Deep and stable. Widespread surface hoar at all elevations, moistening southerly slopes and crust forming with increasing clouds early afternoon. Small dry loose avalanches off steep terrain in Pittsburg area, minimal cornice development considering almost mid january. tracks on steeper slopes.