Pittsburg

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 11/24/2018
Name: Than Acuff

Subject: Pittsburg
Aspect:
Elevation:

Avalanches:

Plenty of pockets moved in the morning prior to, or as we were climbing up
in and out of trees on slopes steeper than 30 degrees. Potential for
partial burial but could be worse if ended up head down against trees.
Anything less steep would just crack to the ground and not move.

Weather: warm, snowy off and on, mostly graupel
Snowpack: 2-3 feet deep, sand on sugar, unconsolidated. Plenty of settling and
cracking the entire way up skin track and ski down. Looked like another
8-10 inches sitting on skin track and old slide paths from yesterday. Ski
pen entire pack.

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