Small slide-Coneys

CB Avalanche CenterCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 03/06/2022
Name: Andrew Breibart Jonathan Cuppett

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Washington Gulch TH to Coneys

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: We observed one avalanche below the ridge line near the high point of the mesa. Appears to be SS-N-R1-D1-o. Failure occurred on convexity in a wind loaded area below the ridge line. The fetch near the ridge has no vegetation. Slope angle of the crown appears to be between 30-35 degrees. We think the failure occurred on melt freeze crust.
Weather: obstructed skies and light winds.
Snowpack: Up to 16 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours. Standing about 15 feet apart on the ridge above the avalanche in this observation, we both each felt a localized collapse.