Slate River Carnage

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 02/06/2021
Name: Emma Lohr

 

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Slate River Road
Aspect: North, North East, East, South East
Elevation: 10,500

 

Avalanches: A multitude of very large avalanches from Climax back into Poverty Gulch. Some with start zones in the high alpine, and some running from mid-slope.
Weather: Short-lived cloud lifting provided good viewing of the full effect of last night’s winds. Snowing on and off throughout the day. Seemed to be more wind transport than accumulation.
Snowpack: Kept it low angle, with some cracking observed on more continuous slopes. Got a few collapses on an already broken skin track, as well.

 

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