Off season for avalanches

CBAC 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 04/11/2021
Name: Zach Guy

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Location: Mt. Emmons
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: Below treeline

Avalanches: Skier triggered a couple of shallow wet loose slides in very steep terrain. They didn’t run far or entrain more than the top few inches of mush.
Weather: Another beautiful day. Light winds below treeline. Temps in the 40’s. Clear skies.
Snowpack: Early afternoon tour on suspect below treeline slopes to assess the effects of last night’s warming trend. Ski cut wet sluffs were confined to very steep terrain and are still not entraining volume or gouging deeper than the top few inches. The snowpack is wet throughout with drainage to the ground now well established where we traveled. The snow was supportive to skis but boot pen is thigh deep.