Wet n’ Wild

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 03/03/2021
Name: Jack Caprio
Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Beckwith Pass
Aspect: North, North East, East, South East, South
Elevation: 10k-11k

Avalanches: Older D.5-D1 loose wet avalanches on E and SE aspects which likely ran over last couple days. We did not stick around long enough to see any new activity.
Weather: Bluebird and very warm.
Snowpack: Steep, east facing snow surfaces were noticeably moist at 10,200k at 9:00 am. Around 10 am on south facing slopes at 11k, the surface crusts just barely still supported the weight of a skier, and we’re beginning to soften up quickly. We ended up skiing NE facing slopes which stayed dry.

 

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