CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 12/10/2016
Name: Evan Ross
Subject: South
Aspect: South
Elevation: 10,00-11,500

Avalanches: Looked like a 48hr’ish old windslab had pulled off of the south face of Mineral. Couldn’t see the crown in the flat light. R1-D1 in size.
Weather: Overcast sky. S-1 snowfall developing around 2:30pm. Generally light winds in the area but plumes were visible off the peaks.
Snowpack: Observed snowpack in the area didn’t have much to be concerned about. At 11,400ft, SSE aspect, 33 degree slope, HS 112, right-side up snowpack with no layers of concern. The 12/6 interface was down 27cm and mostly DFs. This slope would have started building a snowpack during the thanksgiving storm.