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CB Avalanche CenterCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 12/03/2022
Name: Zach Guy

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Mount Emmons, E and NE aspects below treeline

Observed avalanche activity: No
Weather: Light snowfall, light winds.
Snowpack: Went back to some terrain that I had traveled through experiencing widespread cracking/collapsing during the first storm on Tuesday. This time there were fewer collapses but they were louder and some radiated further, up to 300 feet. Forested terrain is also developing enough of a slab for localized collapses in little openings. However, the avalanche slopes that we got collapses on did not slide; it seemed like there was just barely enough ground roughness to keep the ~16” soft slab in place.