Snodgrass Gothic Road

CB Avalanche Center CBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 02/22/2022
Name: Theresa Henry

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Traveling north out Gothic Road about 1.5 miles from Snodgrass TH.

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Noticed ski tracks on NE facing glades (about a mile out) and saw that skiers had traveled safely back on road. I xc skied with dog about 1.5 miles and noticed a slide directly above the road, large shooting cracks (see pic 1) taken at 1:42pm. I took some pics and turned around. On way back for the next 1/2 mile I noticed several more slides which had just occurred. I may have unknowingly triggered some of them or they naturally slid and I have impeccable timing. Some slides ran to the road over my ski tracks, about a foot or two deep. Avalanches occurred between 1:30-1:45
Weather: 20 degrees, hazy sun barely poking out of thin clouds
Snowpack: 6-8 inches new snow, turned wet and heavy

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