Beckwith Range avalanche ob

CB Avalanche Center2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 02/20/2021
Name: Andrew Breibart

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Mt Emmons
Aspect: East, South East
Elevation: ATL, BTL, NTL


Avalanches: Photo from south ridge of Mt. Emmons facing west towards Kebler pass. This modified photo shows an avalanche in Beckwith Range which may have been captured in the blitzkrieg of avalanche observations the past 2 weeks. Looks like D1/1.5 from afar.
Weather: Excellent visibility today with some cloud cover
BTL: light winds and hot. no jacket or gloves.
NTL/ATL: moderate winds with gusts transporting snow into the bowl via cross-loading pattern. Loading didn’t seem to be significant during my tour. Colder temperatures ATL: puffy and winter gloves.
Snowpack: Red Lady Glades: BTL-heavier moisture laden snow which was like skiing wet powder on southern aspects in Tahoe in February and March.