Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/15/2020
Subject: Mt Emmons avalanche activity
Aspect: East, South East, South
Avalanches: Forgot to take pictures of the bowl – 2 small windslab avalanches near the center and looker’s right rock bands that didn’t run far. Multiple small avalanches NE aspect near the skin track running down into the bowl.
Moonscape area, evan’s basin, SE to E aspect, see photos. Multiple small to large avalanches.
Snowpack: Crazy wind carnage. Ridge approaching summit near field goal practically stripped bare. Bare spots also down in the bowl and on the eastern ridge above red coon glades.
Glades held a mixture of wind effect, sun crusts, wind stiffened pow, and preserved pow.