Basin mountain avalanch risk this weekend?

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Basin mountain avalanch risk this weekend?

Post by DAVELA » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:48 pm

I kinda want to go snowshoeing off buttermilk rd but avalanch risk seems to be looming according to ESA...I guess this is true for all of the eastside.


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Re: Basin mountain avalanch risk this weekend?

Post by c9h13no3 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:21 pm

I'll give you the standard avalanche advice. Given, I'm not a professional or anything, and everyone's tolerance of risk is different. And if you know about the ESA, you've probably heard all this before.

Avalanches generally happen on terrain between 30-45 degrees after new snow falls (either freshly fallen, or redeposited by wind). And at this time of year, loose-wet slides are the main issue.

If the winds have been calm, no new snow in the last 48 hours, and you stay on low angle terrain, you'll be alright. If you're really paranoid, get off the snow by noon, since loose-wet slides happen when the snow gets warm.
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Re: Basin mountain avalanch risk this weekend?

Post by DAVELA » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:20 pm

thanks...i think theres been a couple of snow flurries this week and windy also...
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