Schofield Pass tour

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 11/22/2018
Name: Eric Murrow

Subject: Schofield Pass tour
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 10300′ – 11,7500′

Avalanches:

Triggered a small Persistent Slab near treeline on a north aspect at 11,750′. It was only about 20′ wide but ran about 600′ vertical. I was able to easily ski off slab as it released.

Weather: First snowflakes dropped at about 11am with consistent accumulating snow at about 2pm. Winds remained light even neat treeline through 3pm.

Snowpack: Same ol’….weak snow surfaces (facets and surface hoar) and really just plain weak in most places. One drifted near treeline pocket clearly contained a small old slab.  Snow depth ranged from 30cm to 60cm across most terrain.

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