Scarp to Peeler

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/09/2017
Name: Ian Havlick
Subject: Scarp to Peeler
Aspect: North, North East, East, South East, South
Elevation: 10,000-12,000

Avalanches: numerous D1 wet loose on SE-S-SW facing slopes.
Weather: clear, 20mph westerly breeze at ridgetop kept ambient temp feeling cold, but strong solar and temps softened all but due north
Snowpack: Did not dig, but all but northerly snow surfaces became moist with temperatures and solar. Snow grains are transforming to granular corn where previous winds last week kept new snow from acccumulating. New snow still has a few more days of freeze/thaw before proper corn develops on e-S-W facing terrain. On shady northerly slopes, surface snow has faceted 20-40cm but underlying snow reamins slabby above facets.