schuykill avalanche activity

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 03/10/2016
Name: MR
Subject: Schuykill avalanche activity
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 11400-9200

Avalanches: Pair before us remote triggered a R2D2 slab avalanche on thanksgiving bowl, maybe they’ll give their own report. We triggered some hang fire above the main slide, R1D2, ran slowly but enough to take you off your feet and into trees that would ruin your day. 8 inch slab. As we skied down any convexities popped loose that hadn’t already but ran with little to no energy. Down lower, maybe around 10,200?, we tried to trigger at some convexities but the slab seemed to be bonding better to the sun crust lower down.
Weather: very warm, calm winds, clear
Snowpack: storm snow settling into creamy pow. The warming slab is resting on facets up high, sun crust down low

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