Natural Avalanche on Mount Baldy Observation #1

LOCATION: Paradise Divide Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/15/2015
NAME: keith nunn
TITLE: natural activity on baldy
ASPECT: South, South West, West, North West
ELEVATION: 9800-12300

AVALANCHES: Observed a natural R2 D2 slab avalanche on a northwest facing bowl above paradise divide on Baldy. The slide appeared to be confined to the most recent snow with crown depths approximatly 10″-14″. Looks like this occurred in the last 48 hours.

WEATHER: sunny and warm. Inversion in full effect.

SNOWPACK: Skied west, southwest faceing aspects to the valley floor with no signs of instability. We encountered a highly variable snowpack throughout our tour.