Paradise Divide

CB Avalanche Center2018-19 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 01/12/2019
Name: Joey Carpenter

Aspect: North, North East, East
Elevation: 9300-10400


No fresh avalanches. One near Pittsburg on NW aspect crown at 9800ft. 3ish days old. D1.5 but ran into tree stands below. Also two photos of climax crowns and debris piles as we caught a little sun on the way out. Evan reported both of these during the storm early this week.

Weather: S-1 snowfall for a good bit of the day. Minimal accumulation. Calm winds. Overcast, a few spots of sun did peek through in the morning.

Snowpack: N aspect 10.4k HS 195cm. Quick pit showed both mid-dec SH layers that appear to be decaying. CT26SCQ1 55cm down on dec SH. Additional loading steps after the upper slab was removed didn’t produce results on deeper interfaces. Surface snow was set up and surfy. Only about 6 inches ski pen. Stuck to slopes in the low-mid 30s, no SSx of instability.