Snodgrass tour

CB Avalanche Center2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/13/2019
Name: Avy 2 – David Bumgarner

Subject: Snodgrass tour
Aspect: East
Elevation: 10, 192


We observed a small slide in Abby Lane below the convex roll (photo attached) this slide was not there during our skin up. The skin track was to the skiers left of the slide. It seems that this slide was remotely triggered by the group in front of us.
The slide was on a convex aspect of the slope that was much shallower and steeper (38 degrees) than the rest of the slope. It seemed to be in a cross loaded area.

Weather: Sky: Clear
Air Temp: -4c
Wind: Calm
Precip: None

Snowpack: Pits: These three pits were 5m from each other

HS: 115cm
CT16 SC 28cm down ECTN17 28cm down on buried SH
CT21 SP 63cm down ECTN27 63cm down on buried SH
Basel Facets where working towards rounding

HS: 110cm
CT11 SC 30cm down
CT19 SC 62cm down ECTP31 SC?

HS: 100cm
CT22SC 25cm down ECTN16
CT26cm 48cm down ECTN26