Rollerballs and unreactive pit results.

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Cement Creek Area
Date of Observation: 01/17/2017
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Rollerballs and unreactive pit results.
Aspect: South East
Elevation: 8500-9700

Avalanches: Windshield tour of lower Taylor Canyon. Spotted 4 or 5 crowns from last cycle, D2 in size or less, on E to N aspects, which were probably the only slopes holding snow prior to the storm. See photos.
Weather: Valley fog, scattered to few clouds above the fog. Mild temps. Light ridgetop winds.
Snowpack: Natural rollerballs and small loose wet on SE aspects BTL. No other signs of instability.
One quick pit on SE BTL showed 75 cm of 1F slab over F+ 1mm moist rounding facets (Jan 1 interface). ECTX results, with a non-propagating BRK results with additional loading steps.

SE BTL. 1F 75 cm slab over F+ moist, rounding facets. Non-propagating results

Old crown. NE aspect BTL

Old crown. NE aspect BTL