Gothic Mountain

CBAC2014-15 Observations

NAME: Evan
DATE: 4/3/15
LOCATION: Gothic Mountain
ELEVATION: 9,500-12,500

WEATHER: Sky had cleared by 9am. Mostly light to no wind at ridgeline with some stronger gusts. Strong solar but cool temps.

SNOWPACK/AVALANCHE OBS: Last nights .5″ of snow became moist on all slopes traveled. Southeast facing slopes where becoming 50/50 supportive to boot pen by 11pm on steep rocky slopes, but I bet if you took a T20 temperature it was still below 0C. I think they mostly lost their support do to the overall weak and large grained, snowpack in that area. South and Southwest slopes stayed supportive to boots throughout the day and softened to some nice creamy corn. I don’t know where you could have triggered an avalanche today in the terrain we traveled.