Convict Lake > McGee - Wet Loose Slides

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Convict Lake > McGee

Drainage:

Submission Info
Forecaster
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 2:45pm
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Obvious avalanche path
Avalanche Type: 
Wet
Loose/Point-Release
Trigger type: 
Natural
Aspect: 
South
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
9 500ft.
Bed Surface: 
Storm Snow
Number of similar avalanches: 
3
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Traveled south of Mammoth to look for wet slide activity. Noted 3 D1 to 1.5's on Mt. Aggie's South Face and on surrounding ridges. Elevations ~ 10000 and below. These released from steep rocky terrain then spilled out onto the apron below. Spoke to a couple of backcountry skiers at Convict Lake Trailhead, they had skied Old Man's Bowl. They too had noted several (5+) small Loose Wet slides, again origionating in south facing rocky terrain, ~ 9500 and below.

Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
More detailed information about the weather: 

AM - Partly cloudy (thin cirrus), clouds increased through the day, becoming mostly cloudy by late afternoon. Cloud cover came in a bit sooner and thicker than anticipated, reducing overall afternoon heating. 

Number of People Caught: 
0
Convict Lake > McGee 37° 32' 50.2764" N, 118° 49' 50.52" W
   
 
 
 
 
 
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