Slate River Avalanches

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 01/18/2016
Name: Ryan Hoynacki
Subject: Slate River Avalanches
Aspect: North East, South East, South

Avalanches: Observed 3 avalanches in the Slate River drainage today. Climax chutes, north east aspect, 11000, loose dry snow, 50 ft wide, ran 200 feet. Augusta Mtn, south east, 12500, wind slab, 500 feet wide below ridge top , could not observe length, foot deep crown. Lower Purple Mtn ridge line, south, 10500, loose wet snow in shallow pack, ran @ noonish, 40 ft wide, 150 ft long, debris ran over road.
Weather: Calm, occasional gusts, 25 degrees, sun was strong when not blocked by clouds.