Crown lines visible in Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Lower Snowfields below Duchess, hanging snowfield in Empress above lower snowfields. All suspected to have avalanched naturally some time between Wednesday night and early this morning. Active wind . . .
I was guiding on Thursday and Friday on Mt. Willard’s Cinema and Cauliflower Gullies. Despite west winds building wind slabs on the SW aspect, the snow was not reactive. Wind slabs were soft (1F), 10 to 35 cm thick, and laying above a layer of . . .
Summit wind was around 50 mph but some clearing in the clouds allowed for good definition in the snow. Pillows of snow had already developed in the fine but upper parts of the gullies remained obscured. Shooting cracks on the way up and very easy . . .
Likely occurred evening of 1/27 or later that night.
Upon touring into Huntington, debris was visible in the run out of Odell Gully. We could not identify a crown, though we think it initiated on or just below the ice. The . . .
The wind slab verried in thickness form 60cm to 100cm. Walking and ski cutting on the slab got no results. Snow stability test showed a weak layer will to propagate if triggered with the right stress.
Naturally triggered at some point during the storm on Sunday or wind loading on Monday (1/20-1/21). Crown high in the gully lookers left. Visually observed from Hermit Lake. Crown width approximately 150’.
Here is a photo of Huntington Ravine following the snow and wind events. The Fire Road has full snow coverage.
The photos are from the bill hill glades in gorham. I got whoops all morning and got those two small test slope to slide. Today 1/21/19 we tried a line in the kanc. On the skin in we got several whoops, lots of cracking and slumping. The slab verried . . .
A high degree of spatial variability in the snowpack, with the 4200-4800’ elevation section now a well developed avalanche path due to an avalanche last week and subsequent reloading.
We found a mix of soft (4F-F) and hard (1F) slabs as a snow . . .
We ascended and descended Monroe Brook today. Upon reaching 4200′ in the gully proper, we found avalanche debris from within the past week or so. We turned around under 5000′. Our guess is that the the start zone we could see around 4800′ was where . . .