Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/21/2019
Subject: Anthracite Mesa-Coneys
Aspect: North East, East
An east facing slope near the neighborhood and parking area. SS-N-R1-D1 likely happened 48 hours ago during the last big natural cycle.
Weather: Tour started with obstructed skies and transition to obscured skies with light winds around 1030AM. Snowfall rates were S1 and S2. Winds were mostly light with one moderate gust. Winds didn’t transport snow onto the lee slopes.
Snowpack: Open areas in valley bottom before snowfall appeared to have a fresh layer of surface hoar (<1 cm ocular estimate).
We stayed on main beaten in skin track: no cracking, collapsing, or whumping.
Snow was very supportive and had a Sierra Nevada creaminess.