MT Emmons

CBACCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 03/01/2023
Name: Zach Guy Evan Ross

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Mt Emmons. 9,000-11,400ft. NW-N-E

Observed avalanche activity: No
Avalanches: Poor visibility, but nothing we could see.

Weather: Light snow with about 2″ of new by 2pm. Calm winds.

Snowpack: No avalanche problems were encountered while skiing steep slopes. Minimal sluffing in the low-density snow that was accumulating today. Wind loading patterns from yesterday were not recognizable with the more recent snow that has accumulated since the winds died off. This week’s total storm accumulations have settled to around 20 to 30cm.

We dug a test profile on a 34-degree, east-facing slope at 10,700ft. HS was around 265. ECTN within the storm snow. Modified deep tap ect produced N results on both the valentines and late January interfaces.