Quick glimpse of some alpine and lots more avalanches

CB Avalanche Center CBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 02/24/2022
Name: Zach Guy

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: From CBMR, I had brief visibility this afternoon of some alpine terrain around Copper Creek, Deer Creek, and Gothic Peak. Most of the peaks remained socked in. Could also see some terrain around Peanut Lake Road, Washington Gulch, etc.

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Widespread D1 to D2 cycle BTL on NE to E aspects. Every bowl on the east side of Gothic Peak ran (SE and E aspects). I could see a handful of slides on west aspects BTL out by Brush Creek. Good views of south and southwest facing terrain above Copper and Deer Creek and that terrain didn’t produce naturals (combination of thicker crusts and windward aspects).
Weather: Periods of steady transport at the summit of Mt. CB. Clouds started clearing in the donut hole.