Entries by Frank Carus

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, April 20, 2017

Loose wet sluffs may be a problem for those seeking out turns in the sloppy snow today but recent freeze/thaw cycles have reduced more significant avalanche concerns. The one outlier is always the areas around running waterfalls which sometimes spill water into the snowpack and release a deeper wet slab. It’s a good idea to keep that hazard in the back of your mind, particularly beneath the growing waterfall hole in the Lip/Headwall area.

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ontinued freeze/thaw cycles have reduced avalanche concerns today. Freezing conditions overnight have frozen the snow surface which will create a different set of concerns for safe travel today that will replace the more typical skier-generated wet-loose sluff problem. Long, sliding falls will be more of a concern due to the hard surface conditions that exist this morning. Snow may soften later in the day but thick cloud cover will delay this process.