Whetstone and Double Top Avalanches

CB Avalanche Center2018-19 Observations

Location: Brush Creek Area
Date of Observation: 01/22/2019
Name: Ian Havlick

Subject: Whetstone and Double Top Avalanches
Aspect: North East, East, South East, West, North West
Elevation: 9-12,000ft


Large to very large avalanches observed on Whetstone (E-SE ATL) fresh overnight (and large sympathetic slide in NE bowl). Also unknown age of the Doubletop avalanches but looked fresh bedsurfaces with binos. W-NW facing NTL terrain. Crown depths look 4-6 feet deep, failing on persistent weak layers and gauging to near ground in places.

Weather: Scattered clouds, light NW winds. 4-8″ new snow overnight and up to 70mph westerly winds overnight.