I saw some isolated, small, wet loose natural activity in the southern Boulder Mtns on upper elevation slopes directly facing the sun. I only saw a handful of slides, but one of them stepped down to a 1-2 ft thick slab in an area with a very thin snowpack (failed deep in the shallow snowpack). With continued clear skies + warm temperatures in store all week, this probably won't be the last slab we see triggered from above by smaller loose snow slides or cornice fall.
Breezy light to moderate winds in Phantom Hill area (always breezy there), light to calm winds otherwise. Minimal snow is easily available for transport.
Mar 1, 2021
(+/- 1 day)
|D1||WL||N-Natural||Several small wet loose dribbles on Easley Peak on S and SE aspects. Image is of the largest wet loose in that area (excluding the slab avalanche noted above). The others were smaller.|
|D1.5||U||N-Natural||Debris from a slide in Newman Ck, unknown release date and unknown size due to poor light/time of day. It's hard to see if this was a series of loose slides, but it appears there is a crown just below the ridgeline and another in the cliffs mid-track?|
No formal snowpack observations.
Roadside glassing on a "day off".