Near Roadside ice climbing area
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm
Around noon today while preparing to ice climb at Roadside, we observed a large loose snow/spindrift avalanche about a quarter mile north and about 1000 ft above the june lake road. It poured over a rock cliff looking like a white waterfall with an audible roar for what seemed like a long time (maybe a minute?)
Location, elevation & avy size are estimates.
We couldn't see the start zone, but possibly a snow-filled gully above & looker's right of where we saw snow pouring over the cliff. No sign of skiers or climbers in the avalanche area, but there were ski tracks over on Mt Wood at about the same elevation. I hope no one was caught in the avalanche as the length of drop over the cliff was substantial.
Warm, sunny, clear