January 6, 2021
January 7, 2021
Zone or Region:
Big Creek Summit
6 bit area, N-NW aspect, Old burn glades
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Dry Loose (Sluff)
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
Natural releases observed on steeper wind loaded faces. Also some pinwheels seen off rocks that were heating up through day.
Dug a pit on North, NorthWesterly face. 150cm HS ECTP23 on the layer of facets about 50cm up in the snowpack. When pulling away the propagated slab with shovel, another slab revealed itself higher in the snowpack, closer to 90cm up. Two significant melt freeze layers mid pack, one significantly thicker than the other.