Observation: Logan

Observation Date
03/29/2017
Observer Name
Pagnucco, Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Gibson Canyon, Wellsvilles
Weather
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Stellar spring day with cool morning temps and gradual warming. Left by 1pm.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments

Good corn conditions but done by 1pm due to warmth and evidence of rising instability. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments
Rollerballs on steeper slopes and evidence of previous days' wet slides and cornice fall.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Cornice
Comments

Good overall stability until about 1pm when direct sun and heating took hold. 

We wanted to check out the remnants of a very large and destructive avalanche from 1/11/17. Though much has melted, the debris area is massive and there are snapped trees on both flanks and rocks, dirt and broken trees embedded in the debris pile. Acres and acres of mature maples were flattened. The pictures hardly do it justice. This was one of many paths that ran during that cycle including the massive Mitton Peak avalanche a few miles to the south in the range. 

 

Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates