Normal Caution and Managing Thin Snowpack Areas Or Trigger Points

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Brush Creek Area
Date of Observation: 03/22/2019
Name: Evan Ross

Subject: Normal Caution and Managing Thin Snowpack Areas Or Trigger Points
Aspect: North East, East, South
Elevation: 10,000-13,000

Avalanches:

Couple of small and fresh loose wet avalanches were seen on some NTL Easterly terrain. Otherwise just the old destruction.

Weather: Partly cloudy with convective type weather. Few snow squalls that didn’t add up to any measurable new snow. About 1″ new snow from last night. Light winds with some moderate gusts.

Snowpack: Variable snowpack hight given the amount of terrain that has avalanched in the last couple weeks. Better off trying to measure HS down in the lower valleys, but you’ll have to make sure there isn’t a big pile of debris down there. Some very thin and small soft slabs at upper elevations, otherwise normal caution. Todays solar and heat was just enough to warm snow surfaces and bake that trace of new snow into the old snow on east to south to west.
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