P divide obs

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 01/19/2020
Name: Joey Carpenter
Subject: p divide obs
Aspect: East, South East, South, South West

Elevation: 9500-11715

Avalanches: Crowns of vary age along angel with the furthest lookers right being the freshest. This must’ve run late during Friday’s wind event. 3xR1D2 E aspect 12k. Also the cross loaded SW feature that gouged to the ground. This slide was filled in significantly making it to appear having run before Friday.

Weather: Wx started cold but warmed quickly to comfortable temps at all elevations traveled. Calm to light winds moved small amounts of snow near ridge tops but nothing significant. Thin light clouds in the afternoon did filter some of the intense solar influence.

Snowpack: Some roller balls and small point releases coming off rock bands during warmest part of the day. Below 10.5 on S & SE there was a razor thin zipper on our return to the sleds around 3pm. Snow surfaces above 10.5k stayed cold where we travelled.