Axtell

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/02/2017
Name: Donny
Subject: Axtell
Aspect: North, West
Elevation: 9,200’ to 11,400′

Avalanches: No signs of instabilities observed.
Weather: Clear, calm and cold. Temps increased steadily throughout the day, but north aspects stayed cold and dry.
Snowpack: Heavy sluffing on the steepest terrain. Upper 20 to 30 cm was NSF over a stiffer (probably wind hardened) layer. Quick column tests produced broken blocks – nothing clean.