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Observations in Avalanche Gulch
Location Name:Climbers Gulch
Date and time of observation:Wed, 01/29/2020 - 5:30am
Observation made by:Public
Red Flags:Recent avalanche activityWhumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsingRecent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States41° 22' 46.308" N, 122° 13' 3.6804" W
Conditions at 9,000 ft, 5:30 a.m. in climbers gully:
- 2' of wind transport snow
- ECTP 11 Q2 ↓ 20 cm on 1F wind-broken precipitation particles; 20-25 cm F sugary snow.
- 4F down to prior snow interface (wind-broken precipitation particles)
- D.5-1 wind slab observed off of lower Cassival above Spring Hill. Whumpfing observed in climbers gully at 9,000 ft and 10,400 ft.
Descent from Helen at 8:00 a.m. Strong winds persisted; visibility intermittent; clearing.