Crested Butte Area

CBAC2014-15 Observations

DATE: 2015.02.14
LOCATION:  Wash Gulch Zone
ELEVATION:  9,400-10,500′
Weather: clear, calm, HOT !

Snowpack / Avalanche Obs: HS ranged from 50-120cms. Buried SH found roughly 20cms below surface and reactive to shovel tilt tests with moderate force and sudden planar fracture character. Not reactive in compression tests, as it would just become embedded in soft snow above upon compression force. Overall snowpack is mostly all facets F-4F hard. Moist and wet snow surfaces on open Northerly slopes. Dry snow holding on in dark timber on Northerlies