Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/10/2019
Aspect: North East, East
Above Meridian Lake on 3/9/19: storm cycle SS-N-R1-D1 (see pic)
Below Scarp Ridge in Redwell: recent SS-N-R1-D1
may have observed other old buried slides in Redwell, 1 in west face of Gothic, and Wolverine bowl, but there’s a lot uncertainty due to distance.
Weather: Coneys: 3/10/19-Early morning-orographic snow with no accumulation. As the day progressed clouds decreased to few clouds and overall calm. Warming trend.
Snowpack: Sierra Nevada like snow at Snodgrass on 3/9 and Coneys on 3/10. Last storm cycle may have left about 10 inches of settled snow at Coneys.
Snodgrass on 3/9: no collapsing or cracking on new skin tracks on slopes away from the main paths.
Coneys 3/10: no instabilities except some 2 inch rollers on lower slopes . Lower half of Coneys warmed up by 12 and became heavy. No instabilities on the ski down.
Tried to knock off 2 foot cornice on Convex Corner but was unsuccessful.