Early season avy on Grizzly Peak

Saw this over on Making Turns today. Early season avalanche on Grizzly Peak (Colorado) that went all the way down to the prior season’s snow and ran the full width of the couloir and stopped a few feet short of the lake in this picture!

The slide stopped just short of that lake below.  Click pic to do go first person account of the day.

The slide stopped just short of that lake below. Click pic to do go first person account of the day.

Fortunately no one was injured in the slide. These guys have done a great job at replaying the day and examining what they could have done differently, I though this comment was interesting, especially leading into the season now.

Our group never examined the interface between the summer snow and the new snow. We dug and examined the two new snow layers and found no energy within them.

Will be interesting to see how those old and new layers bond, and if the dust layer they mention in their trip report comes back to cause more issues later this season.

Be careful out there folks! It’s early season, don’t let your pent up snow blueballs and ‘lack of snow’ catch you with your guard down.

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