Look Around The Range

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 02/21/2020
Name: Evan Ross
Subject: Look Around The Range
Elevation: 9,000-11,500

Avalanches: Simple look around the range near the divide. A few small loose wet avalanches were seen on east and southerly facing slopes at mid to lower elevations. Didn’t stay out late enough to see how SW and W held up.

A fresh cornice released, triggering a slab below that didn’t propagate across the slope very far on An East Aspect of Wolverine Basin at 11,800ft.
On Mt Gunnison, another cornices had released and triggered a large to very large slab on the east face below. This event didn’t necessarily look real fresh, but given what little detail could be seen from so far away its hard to tell.

Weather: Beautiful Day. Mostly clear sky, calm wind and mild temps.

Snowpack: Quiet and settled upper snowpack. Moist snow surface on steep southerly slopes.