Mt Emmons

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/14/2017
Name: Evan Ross
Subject: Mt Emmons
Aspect: South East
Elevation: 9,000-12,300

Weather: Clear sky, light winds at ridgeline.
Snowpack: Around 12000ft only the upper 3″ was moist at 1pm. Sitting over firmer crusty snow below in one hand pit. 40+ degree slopes may have produced small wet loose. Below 11,500ft’ish the upper snowpack had made the full spring transition and was staying firm under the wet snow. The last southeasterly pitch around 9800ft was becoming unsupportive to skis at 2pm and probably would have been fully unsupportive to boots.