Slide Peeping

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 02/14/2021
Name: Ben Ammon

 

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Location: Coneys
Aspect: North, North East, East
Elevation: BTL/NTL

 

Avalanches: Slab avalanche in West Side of Snodgrass, ran sometime between 0900-1200 on 2/14, same slide pictured in Briebart’s ob.
Shallow storm slab on West Side of Gothic (pictured)
Persistent slab x2 in SE bowl of Elkton Knob (pictured)
Observed a very large crown just below ridgetop on SE/E aspect of Quigley Basin on Baldy, only photo I could get looked like garbage.
Weather: OVC with a couple brief periods of sun before 1200, then clearing in the afternoon.
Winds were calm but starting to be light and blowing up Wash Gulch. Afternoon/early evening winds appear to increase dramatically up high.
Snowpack: No cracking/collapsing observed in lesser travelled terrain at Coney’s.
NE @10,500′ HS 185-190cm
ECTP23 down 60cm, ECTP30 down 120cm, PST110/130 END down 120cm

 

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