Reactive snowpack on the road to Gothic

CBACCBAC Observations

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

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Snodgrass Trailhead toward Gothic townsite

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Visibility was fading but there was evidence of a large slide in Coon Basin. E-NE aspect.
I remote-triggered a small avalanche from the flats just off the road on an East aspect.
Weather: Increasing clouds and moderate snow mid morning.
Snowpack: Reactive. Every small test slope with older snow collapsed and cracked with little effort. Found one that finally ran after the collapse on a steeper slope that had been previously wind loaded.