Green Lake Bowl Cornice Avalanche

CBACCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 03/08/2023
Name: Evan Ross

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Route Description: Green Lake area. Below Mt Axtell

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: The Cornice above Green Lake Bowl on Mt Axtell released sometime between yesterday and 9am this morning. I’d assume someone would have seen it yesterday afternoon if it was there. The resulting avalanche was very large in size. The fish in Green Lake were sloshed, but not displaced. The snowpack below the cornice was mostly cleaned out to the ground. However notably there wasn’t a slab avalanche that propagated any wider than where the cornice fell. The cornice above this slope was massive previous to this avalanche.

Weather: Overcast and fairly warm temps. Light winds below 11,000ft.