Smith hill

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/13/2017
Name: Jeff
Subject: Smith hill
Aspect: South East, South, South West
Elevation: 8,860-9,800

Avalanches: No Avalanches spotted, despite lots of effort to stomp off on top of steep rolls in thin bushy areas
Weather: Overcast, greenhouse at mid day
Snowpack: HS 40-170cm, lots of low snow areas at all elevations with high spatial variability, advanced depth hoar covered by crusts with thin slabs on top transitioning into deep HS nearby.
Evidence of Strong SW & NW wind transport is close proximity.
No cracking/Whumpfing
Ski Pen much less today ~20cm
Solar radiation more pronounced on SW than S, moist ~10-15cm deep.

2 X CTM SC failure on FC 3-5mm F 30cm down.
Sitting on MFcr 1F 10cm thick
Storm slab above of 4F to F right side up

adjacent N slope had solid bonding on a much thinner MFcr