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CB Avalanche CenterCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 04/14/2022
Name: jeff banks

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Route Description: Axtell Zone

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Axtell 4th + 5th Bowl, Numerous D1’s failing on the dirty old snow just below the corniced ridgeline.
Started in ~40º Terrain + lost momentum as the slope lessened.
Weather: Cold + Overcast in AM
Wind picked up again in the late AM
Snowpack: BTL: More Dense from the wind than yesterday. Trees had about 30-40% of snow in their branches on N facing slopes.

Stomped off some fresh cornices at treeline on ~30º slopes

Many Aspects held firm surfaces where the dense wind slab sits. Dense over Dense, lacking an obvious weak layer.