snow surveys

LOCATION: Crested Butte Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 03/26/2015
NAME: ADB
SUBJECT: snow surveys
ASPECT: South East, South
ELEVATION: BTL

 

AVALANCHES:

WEATHER: Mostly sunny, calm, warm

SNOWPACK: Two snow courses: Bottom of Red Lady Glades (Keystone) and the other by Mike’s Mile (Crested Butte).

Hard rain crust found at both courses 4 inches below the surface. Felt like an ice lens trying to take snow cores.
Depth of snow ranged between 24 and 35 inches on average. A few spots protected by tree cover were between 7 and 12 inches.
Red Lady Glade Course appears to be much warmer as soil plugs were wet and loose.

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