Detailed Observation

ObserverGareth Brown

General Observations

2/3- Girls-Bald Boy up to 3600’/ SE-E aspects/ partly cloudy becoming clear/ no precipitation /calm

Shooting cracks- No, new snow had no cohesion


Avalanches- No

Found 30 cms (12 inches) of new, very low density snow sitting on a hard (pencil +) wind affected snow.  The new snow was not bonded well to the old wind affected snow, numerous point releases were seen in terrain steeper than 35°.  Skiing terrain steeper than 35° caused the new snow to sluff, entraining  all the new snow on the slope below.  The new snow was unaffected by wind and had not formed a slab in this location.

Uploaded Images

Weather Observations

Observed Avalanche Activity