PM Skook

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 01/08/2020
Name: Joey Carpenter
Subject: PM Skook
Aspect: North, North East, East
Elevation: 9k-11.4k

Avalanches: One loose dry slough triggered from the ridge that had decent momentum and ran ~600 feet. Collected a good amount of snow, passed through trees & over a small rock band. Certainly enough to carry someone but not enough to bury them. R1D1.5

Weather: Wx couldn’t decide what it wanted to do this afternoon with the incoming storm. Started OVC/cool/calm, shifted to clear/calm, then BKN/20mph W wind, back to BKN/CALM, back to OVC/20MPH SW wind.

Snowpack: There was Moderate flagging as the wind was coming from the west. Some small stiff pockets as we traversed the ridge but protected areas remained creamy and generally unconsolidated/weak in the upper 25~35cm (est). Didn’t dig but pole probes could feel the firmer snow beneath the xmas and new years storms.