West Brush Creek

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Brush Creek Area
Date of Observation: 03/27/2018
Name: Ben Pritchett

Subject: West Brush Creek
Aspect: North East, East, South East
Elevation: 9,000′ – 12,200′

Avalanches:

Several from 3/23 and 3/24, all failing on faceted weak layers.

Weather: Warm, with intense radiation and convective showers.
Snowpack: Persistent problem lingers above 11,000′. We found clean, sharp facets and reactive tests on East aspects above 11,000′ and Southeast as you near 12,000′. These persistent weak layers are stubborn to trigger, but certainly still possible.

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