Natural Activity on Nevahbe ridge and the Baldwin cirque

Mcgee Drainaige
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Steve Mace
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 6:15pm
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Recent avalanche activity
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Lots of natural activity was reported today on solar aspects and at all elevations. Significant Loose Wet activity was observed on the high peaks from bishop north to mammoth and some fresh slab activity as well. 

I took these pictures through my binoculars from the highway this afternoon and the quality is not great.

In the Baldwin Cirque, significant loose wet activity resulted in one area that stepped down to weaker layers and triggered a slab avalanche. The crown is highlighted in blue. On Nevahbe ridge in addition to widespread loose wet activity, I noted several slab avalanches which I traced out in red. Estimating the exact size of any one of these Avalanches would be pure speculation but I suspect many of these were at least size D2.

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Nevahbe Ridge
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