Avalanche Observation in Left Gully
By Helon Hoffer | Mount Washington Avalanche Center
Date of Observation: January 3, 2019 1:00 PM
Location of Observation: Left Gully, Tuckerman Ravine
We observed debris in the far looker’s left runout of Left Gully.
Loose snow avalanche, naturally occurring (probably this morning), very small relative to path (though just a guess as visibility was very poor and we could only see 200 feet above), not quite enough snow to bury or kill a person, but enough snow that it would not have been relatively harmless (we found that where debris collected around bushes, it was about 1 meter deep).
We found about 20cm of snow widespread in most locations with very few places scoured to rain crusts. A wind skim about 2-4cm thick was forming on the snow surface, but the 20cm of new snow was all fist (F) hard.