Paradise Divide

LOCATION: Paradise Divide Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/14/2015
NAME: James Tonozzi
TITLE: edge of paradise must be heaven
ASPECT: North
ELEVATION: 11,000 to 8,500

AVALANCHES: R-2 D1 sliffing in new snow. no persistent slab activity in well protected true north. NEXT to a tree line but in the open on 1500 vert foot face.
observed some huge hang fire not in my drainage but ready to go. Thankfull to be in the North Paradise Zone with a little more depth and consistency in the pack. Not much wind in the last 5 days and in yesterdays snowfall.

WEATHER: Sunny and warm

SNOWPACK: Solid pack, recent 12-16 staying reasonably well behaved. True North aspect. some minor sluffing in the new snow . Skied on completely shaded north face on pitches up to 45 degrees. Saw some R 2 D1 sluffs in a convexity and below rock bands but super solid in my non cross loaded slice. Isolated a column at the top of face 120 CM deep . Had to beat the sheet out of it to get it to move.