Student led tours – Coney’s & Snodgrass

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/09/2020
Name: AIARE 2 – Irwin Guides
Subject: Student led tours – Coney’s & Snodgrass
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9,400 – 10,900

Avalanches: None Observed

Weather: Temp: Upper 20’s
Wind: Calm
Precip: Light snow with periods of S-2
Sky: Overcast

Snowpack: Coneys:
No signs of instability observed
Rode terrain in low 30’s
Pit:
Incline 26
Elevation 10’600
Aspect: N/NE
Temp -3
HS: 140
New snow old snow intercase 35cm down (Fist Hardness)
CT12 SP 25cm down (Within New snow old snow interface)
CT17 Brk 35cm Down (new snow old snow interface) ECTN 16
CT 26 Brk 60cm down
Snowpack below New Snow was 4F, 50cm to ground was 1F (all faceted grains but seemed to be gaining strength)

Snodgrass:
No signs of instability observed
Rode terrain in low 30’s
Pit:
Incline 26
Elevation 10’370
Aspect: E
HS: 140
New snow old snow intercase 30-40cm down (Fist Hardness)
ECTN 23 30cm Down (new snow old snow interface)
Rest of the snowpack below New Snow was 4F (they where still faceted grains but seemed to be gaining strength)
Base of snow pack 10cm 1F hardness

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