Entries by Frank Carus

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, January 22, 2017

Due to the slow refreeze occurring on the mountain right now there is unlikely to be much of a loose-wet or wet slab avalanche problem remaining. There is a warm band of air remaining at around 5,000’ feet so look for warm and potentially unstable snow in any area that has not refrozen yet. A potentially greater problem today will be the difficult travel conditions due to post-holing through the breakable crust combined with the potential for a long fall on a hard snow surface.

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, January 20, 2017

Wet slabs and loose-wet avalanches will compete for your attention as today. Rising temperatures through the night coupled with sunshine, light winds and warm air temperatures will reduce the strength of our snowpack through the day. Areas of greatest concern are the fan shaped deposits of sluff debris that exist beneath steep terrain in the most easterly facing aspects and beneath steep pitches. These areas as well as large expanses of yesterday’s wind slabs will be capable of producing the largest avalanches.