February 1, 2021
February 2, 2021
Zone or Region:
Near Buckhorn Mtn
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
18-20 inch crown broke 150' and ran 100 vertical before resting on a bench above Maloney Lake.
We chose to stay off of steep, sustained, big vertical with cosequences and chose softer lines with shorter steep pitches around about 36 degrees. Our snowpit tests are still producing results in our snowpack that has multiple weak layers, or lemons most notably buried surface hoar. We noticed weakly bonded older wind slabs on SW aspects that were growing fresh wind slabs from the gusty winds.