Washington Gulch TH

CBAC 2014-15 Observations

NAME: Avalanche Level 1 Course
DATE: 1/14/15
LOCATION: Washington Gulch
ASPECT: NE
ElLEVATION: 9,600ft. BTL.


WEATHER: Light down valley winds with a couple stronger gusts in the afternoon.  Overcast sky.

SNOWPACK/AVALANCHE OBS: Short tour near the trailhead and near Long Lake. HS 60-80cm and generally weak on NE aspects. Persistent Slab structure was mostly faceted out with only a little midpack slab left in places. Maybe 1 out of 10 pits produced a result in CT tests. Could still find buried SH down 10cm on most NE slopes. Boot pen to the ground.