3/25 Avalanche obs

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/25/2020
Name: Zach Kinler
Subject: 3/25 Avalanche obs
Aspect: North, North East

Axtel NE 11,800′ D1.5 Wind Slab
Whetstone NNE 11,800′ D2 Persistent Slab

Weather: Mostly Cloudy skies, Light westerly winds below tree line, temps remained cool in the 30s.

Snowpack: Snowpack at Elkton Study Plot was deepest of the year at 185cm. 3/18 interface is a thick 6 cm crust with 1mm rounding facets on top and is down 35 cm with 4F to 1F slab on top. CT 16 SC, ECTN28(crossed column on taps 29,30). All other interfaces have seen free water in this location.

Wind Slab NE 11,800′ Axtel

Persistent Slab 11,800′ NNE Whetstone