Walrod banger

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Cement Creek Area
Date of Observation: 01/18/2019
Name: Eric Murrow

Subject: Walrod banger
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9,400 – 10,500


Went for a stroll out lower Cement Creek and heard that there was a significant avalanche up Walrod Gulch and so I took a look. Check out the photos below. Good example of terrain that you may walk your dog on or nordic ski underneath that under HIGH avalanche danger and an Avalanche Warning could prove to be very dangerous. Debris is estimated to be 10 plus feet deep in places and covers around 700 linear feet of the road. The path has about 1,000 vertical feet and pushed debris up the opposing hillside a good bit and then likely triggered an avalanche on the opposing hillside.

Weather: Mostly cloudy skies with light winds at valley bottom.

Snowpack: shallow, weak, and tender.