Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/27/2019
Subject: Snodgrass-End of the Melt down
Aspect: East, South East
Weather: Obstructed skies and calm.
Snowpack: Trees: supportive and stiff in the trees. Open areas near the Gothic road have developed patchy sun crusts.
No signs of instabilities observed.
In thick dense trees, watch out for hollow shallow snow around saplings, as I caught a tip on three saplings; fell sideways with face buried in snow for 5 seconds before clearing air path. Had to pop out of two Dynafit bindings. A quick adrenaline rush.