Red Coon to Redwell…

CB Avalanche CenterCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 01/12/2022

Zone: Northwest Mountains & Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Climbed to the top of Coon Basin from town. Descended into Red Lady Basin via upper Red Coon Glades. Caught the Red Lady lap track and climbed the standard route to Gunsight Pass. Descended Redwell Basin to OBJ. Skated back to town on the nordic trails (nordic pass displayed, of course). 9,000-12,200; mostly N, NE, S & SE aspects.

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Lots of old crowns, but nothing new. A few small point releases in rocky terrain on solar aspects.

Weather: Beautiful Day! Very slight and intermittent NW breeze. Sunny and quite pleasant.

Snowpack: S & SE aspects held a firm, supportable crust with spring-like corn skiing. Watching a few folks dropping in, it looked like the snow in RLB was still soft. Snow on shaded N aspects was dense, smooth & soft. Very little wind-effect in Redwell except at the very top. Nordic trails were exquisitely groomed!