Poverty Gulch

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 01/09/2016
Name: EM
Subject: Poverty Gulch
Aspect: North, North West
Elevation: 9600 – 11300

Avalanches: Saw a small SS -AS -r1d1 on SE aspect on cascade. occurred on steep rolls ~40*.
Weather: Mostly cloudy with occasional light snow. Visibility limited at times. Light winds with occasional light gusting.
Snowpack: New snow had yet to settle much with little to no slab formation in top 30cm. Ski pen around 25cm. Terrain in area toured showed persistent slab structure. Total depth was between 130cm – 200cm. Beneath new snow was a very supportive slab that was generally 1f density ranging in thickness from 80cm – 150cm. This strong slab was bridging well developed facets at ground. Structure was a bit concerning. Skied terrain up to ~38* without incident.