Normal Caution

CBAC 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 03/31/2021
Name: Evan Ross, Zach Kinler

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Treasury
Aspect: North, North East, East, South
Elevation: 9,000-13,300

Avalanches: A few small wind slabs that had run over the last couple days. 1 one NE and a few on E to SE. All above treeline.

Weather: Cool northerly winds helped keep the heating in check. Clear Sky.

Snowpack: Normal caution on steep slopes or for small isolated avalanche problems. We considered trying to avoid a few trigger points when we were exposed to high consequence terrain. Thin surface slabs from the previous winds were stubborn, but still something we ended up managing a little in extreme terrain. Plenty of dry snow out there that is waiting to transition during the upcoming heatwave. On the way home there were lots of glossy-looking snow surfaces down at lower elevations.