Scarp Ridge, Elk Basin, Redwell, Red Lady Bowl

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 03/22/2021
Name: Ian Havlick


Zone: Southeast Mountains
Location: Scarp ridge/Indy Basin/Elk Basin/Mount Emmons
Aspect: North, North East, East, South East, South, South West, West
Elevation: 9000-12,400


Avalanches: No avalanches observed except for an older crown line in NW facing ATL Peeler Basin off Scarp Ridge
Weather: Mostly clear skies gave way to mostly cloudy and poor visibility due to convective S1-S2 snow showers. heavily rimed snowfall, 1/2″ accumulation during these showers.
Snowpack: Snowpack was mostly quiet, mix of 2-6″ new snow over the last 48hrs resting on mix of crusts, windbuff and small grained facets. Some minimal windloading on south facing ridgelines from early morning northerly winds. No signs of instability across variety of aspects. No significant windslab development.