Mt. Baldy

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations, Avi Blog, Avi-Off-Season

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 10/25/2015
Name: Dustin
Subject Mt. Baldy
Elevation: Above treeline

Avalanches: Observed a previously triggered point-release on a W – NW aspect near WSC bowl on Baldy. Likely occurred 10/23.
Weather: Warm and clear during the days with clouds increasing Sunday.
Snowpack: Most snow accumulation is around 11,000 feet and above. Little avalanche potential otherwise as there is simply not enough snow to form slabs. The exception is up high in very windloaded areas. A snowpit around 12,700 feet on a E-facing windloaded slope (Treasury) showed a pack of 110 cm with uniform layering . ECTN. Typical mixed bag of conditions elsewhere where snow had accumulated with suncrusts, wind crusts, and dry snow in the suspect areas. Did find basal crust on rocks under dry snow on N-facing slopes around 11,000.