Washington Gulch Crack

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 01/03/2021
Name: Andrew Breibart

 

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Location: Washington Gulch-Snodgrass T.H.
Aspect: West, North West
Elevation: BTL

 

Avalanches: NA. Didn’t hunt for slides on Gothic or Anthracite Mesa.
Weather: For the majority of the day, mostly cloudy and calm in our area.
Snowpack: cracking within 10 to 15 of new and old skin tracks on slopes <20 degrees. Cracks were less than 15 feet in length and not dendritic. Snow is not supportive as boot pen is about 14 inches. One whump was heard by group when moving from the road to the hillslope between the road and spruce fir forest.