Avalanche: Broads Fork

Observer Name
JB
Observation Date
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Avalanche Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
Region
Broads Fork
Location Name or Route
Broads Fork
Elevation
8600
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Glide
Avalanche Problem
Gliding Snow
Comments
Went up Broads to look around with the intent of skiing the NE slope of Mill B Ridge. Hiked in shoes till the skin track about a mile up the trail and the same back down Mill B South. Thought the clouds and cooler weather would have rescinded the Glide activity but I guess at this time of year percolation is going to continue no matter how cold it gets. Constant melt and thaw plus a warmer snowpack are going to keep this area going for the rest of the season. Kinda looked like these happened durning the last hours of the storm as there wasn't any noticeable rock slab revealing itself. Wish I spent more time up here in January. NE slope skied really well with minimal roller balls and no instabilities. The sun and warmth hadn't affected mid elevation and NW~NE still had light surface hoar development from over night.
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