Paradise Divide Area

CBAC 2014-15 Observations

NAME: Evan
DATE: 15-02-16
LOCATION:Paradise Divide Area
ELEVATION: 9000-11000

WEATHER: Pulses of snowfall only added up to a light dusting. Down valley winds were easily blowing this snow around but it all seemed insignificant in the big picture.

SNOWPACK/AVALANCHE OBS: Didn’t make it to ridgeline, so traveled on open slopes below treeline. SH was down 20-30cm and popped some nice clean hand shares. The slab above has lost a lot of cohesion in the last weeks and didn’t seem concerning in our area. Crusty snow surfaces on slopes less then 25 degrees and previous wind affected surfaces on sub-ridges that jutted out from the terrain. No signs to instability.