What an amazing two weeks! The atmospheric river keeps on a coming. The snow is piling up and there were a couple close calls around the BP area.
Close up of crown
Not sure if y'all saw this on CAIC? Full burial and partial burial in First Creek. I have ridden this area and thought that it was a mellow enough slope angle. Turns out you just need a small amount of 38 degree slope.
Here is the recent incident
http://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/obs/o ... s_id=44173
Here is a pic from last season, same area
So, its been looking a lot like this the last few days
Yesterday morning the new snow was heavy and dense, a "upside down" storm. Through out the day it kept snowing and the temps were dropping a bit. Something to keep in mind within the storm snow. (density change)
I hope everyone is enjoying the new snow! Cheers!
Edit to add-BP has been closed since 6:30am. Apparently Stanley slid. Not sure if they are doing other mitigation on other areas. Looks very gnarly up there.
"When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win" -Ed Macauley