Paradise Divide Area

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Date of Observation: 11/24/2015
Name: Evan Ross
Aspect: East, South West, West
Elevation: 11,000-12,500

Avalanches: Noticed one avalanche between Mt treasure and Treasury that likely occurred during the natural cycle that happened during the week of 11/16. U-N-R2-D2-I. Wind loaded bowl on an East aspect at about 13,000ft.
Weather: Partly cloudy skys in the morning gave way to few clouds by mid-day. Ridgetop winds were light from the West. Temperatures felt sightly cooler then the previous days with snow surfaces on southerly slopes staying frozen or dry.
Snowpack: Steep Southerly slopes had a wafer thin crust from yesterdays warm temps and those snow surfaces remained frozen today. Most alpine northerly and westerly slopes were put through the sand blaster during the last wind event. Easterly and Southerly alpine slopes vary from nice creamy textured surfaces to firm hardslabs and windboard. No instabilities were observed while traveling but one snowpit on an easterly slope produced a propagating test result with the persistent slab that started forming on 11/16. Pit attached below.

U-N-R2-D2-I. Natural avalanche that likely occurred during the week of 11/16. Located between Mt Treasure and Treasury.
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