During my backcountry travel on Tuesday, I found a few avalanches that released over the last few days. The most significant was in Rolfson Canyon and was 3 to 4 feet deep and about 300 feet wide taking out the entire winter snowpack. The buried weak snow near the ground, no doubt, was what failed. It was on a northeast facing slope at about 10,100' in elevation. There is a good chance it was triggered by a snowmachine but I don't know that for sure. What I do know is that it took out tracks from a snowmachine.
Issued by the National Weather Service:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. West southwest wind around 6 mph. Wednesday Night: Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind around 9 mph. Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. West wind 10 to 17 mph. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind 13 to 15 mph. Friday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Saturday: A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 32.
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