April 17, 2021
April 18, 2021
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Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 3: Could bury and destroy a car, damage a truck, destroy a wood frame house, or break a few trees
Wet loose avalanche appeared to be naturally-triggered and ran down one of the Cutthroat Ridge gullies at least 1,000 vert ft.
On the plowed section of Hwy 20 above the Cutthroat Lake turnout, several of the Cutthroat Ridge gullies had recently slid. Most were E-facing, with significant solar effect and melt water percolating down through the snowpack. A couple of the slides went all the way to ground level, carrying significant rock/dirt/trees debris with the snow.