Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 11/27/2017
Name: Ben Pritchett
Subject: Site visit to Gothic East Face apron
Aspect: North, North East, East, South East
North to northeast = weak, faceting snow, topped w/ temperature crust, avg HS 40-50cm.
East = dense, moist, supportive surfaces, with frozen ice columns through dry snow connecting to the ground (“percolation tubes”), avg HS 10-30cm.
Southeast to south = moist to wet well-developed Melt Forms (“corn”), avg HS 5-20cm.