RMBL Snow Study Plot

CB Avalanche CenterCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 03/14/2022
Name: Benjamin Schmatz

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: In the Gothic Townsite

Observed avalanche activity: No

Weather: 8/8 sunny warm

Snowpack: Reactive Layer found 55cm from the snow surface at the interface between the christmas storm and the long dry spell. No surprise there.
Melting precipitation particles near surface. Boot pen was 42 cm. Snowpack still mostly dry apart from some melt freeze crusts that have formed in February.

The proximity of the weak layer to the boot pen depth is concerning.