Red Coon Glades Observation

CB Avalanche Center2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/10/2019
Name: Chris Benson

Subject: Red Coon Glades Observation
Aspect: South East
Elevation: 11,300′


No cracking. Our party observed one small collapse however we followed a pre-existing skin track for the majority of the climb.

Weather: Overcast. Moderate SW winds. No significant ridge-top wind transport.

Snowpack: Top of Red Coon Glades. SSE aspect 11,300′ 25ď‚°slope
Hs 165 cm, Hst 30cm, PF 40 cm, PS 20cm
Small and large column tests did not show results. CTN (x2), ECTX. While the upper snowpack did not produce results, a crust-facet-crust comb down 75 cm produced DTH SC (x2). This same interface also produced PST 45/100 End down 75cm.