The Lion Roared

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 02/06/2021


Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Slate
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: Treeline to below treeline


Avalanches: Too many to count. From Climax Chutes, all along Schuykill Ridge around the corner to north facing aspects above Daisy Creek. Climax release snapped a tree 2 feet in diameter by the River Flats bathroom and left powder cloud debris on the Slate road (light snow, pine needles and some branches). Releases from the high basin above the town of Pittsburgh from numerous aspects left a considerable amount of debris on a large bench area adjacent to the top of the “rollers.” I’ve included just a few examples of the carnage.
Weather: Nice, warming, light snow off and on
Snowpack: 8 inches new overnight and plenty of evidence of wind but not in protected areas. No sign of instability in a low angle slope that has seen plenty of traffic all season long.