Upper Slate

CBACCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 01/29/2022
Name: Evan Ross

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Route Description: Purple Ridge on 1/28 and Poverty Gulch on 1/29. N to E 9,500ft to 11,700ft.

Observed avalanche activity: No
Avalanches: Miner sluffing. A couple of thin, and very small wind slabs from previous days. 1 thin wind slab that was skier triggered today and only a couple inches thick, running more like a sluff.

Weather: Beautiful, sunny and mostly calm wind.

Snowpack: The weakening snow surface continues to offer great skiing where it hasn’t been too affected by previous winds. Sluffs in the area were all small. Lots of good-looking tracks around the area without notable avalanche results other than the small surface sluffs and the 1 thin wind slab thing. Looking down the ruby range, there were some other areas where it looked like you may be able to find a thin wind slab problem.