Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 11/27/2018
Subject: Poverty Gulch/Camo Glade
Traveling through the Slate River valley to Poverty Gulch we observed widespread natural avalanche activity. From Schuylkill Ridge through Camo Glades, BTL to NTL, any convex roll on NW-N-NE facing terrain had slid, likely mid-storm last weekend. We toured BTL in steep North facing trees and encountered debris, crows, and general chunder. Our group experienced whumphing and cracking on any areas that had not previously released. The natural avalanches seemed to have released on the weak buried snow early this season and could not handle the load of last week’s storm. The snowpack in these treed zones was overall too thin to have any “good” skiing. Also noted slab avalanches in the Daisy Pass zone with crowns near the base of large cliff bands, as well as two distinct slab avalanches on Augusta.
Weather: Sorry getting this Ob in a few days late, but the photos show what the Camo glades were like before the storm the last few days!
Tuesday 11/27 Wx: Clear and calm, with increasing clouds in the afternoon, temps around freezing.