Walrod D1 and D0.5

CB Avalanche Center CBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 12/25/2021
Name: Andrew Breibart

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Hiked warm springs trail from Cement Creek ranch to the intersection of Walrod.

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: On an east facing slope on a spoon-shaped feature in Walrod drainage, I observed one D1 and two D0.5 avalanches that slid within the last 24 hours. Both were One D0.5 and the D1 look to have been wind loaded, while a separate D0.5 appears to have been sympathetically triggered from the other D0.5. Both D0.5’s lie below a cornice. The D1 lies downwind of a tree tunnel. I could not see any debris from my vantage point as I stayed out of the Walrod drainage.
Weather: Mostly cloudy transitioning to few clouds. Winds were light.
Snowpack: Generally, HS is 85 cm with about 25 to 30 cm of new snow. Stayed on slopes less than 30 degrees and heard whumps every now and then. On ski out in the saddle between Warm spring Trail head and Middle Cement Creek trail, had one 3 meter shooting crack.