Numerous Natural avalanches on Gibson Ridge, Peanut Lake Chutes, and Happy Chutes

CBAC CBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 02/22/2022
Name: Eric Murrow

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Pavement tour along roadways

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Numerous natural avalanches on east and northeast aspects of Gibson Ridge, Peanut Lake Chutes, and Happy Chutes. Visibility was too poor to see Climax Chutes but the aprons appeared to be free of debris. Most avalanches are D1 in size with some D1.5s. Longer terrain in Happy Chutes may have reached D2 but visibility wasn’t good enough to confirm.
Weather: Light snowfall with obscured skies.
Snowpack: Noticed dust in the bottom portion of the storm snow at valley bottom.

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