Avalanches near town

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/02/2016
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Avalanches near town
Aspect: North, North East, East, North West
Elevation: Viewed from 9,000 ft.

Avalanches: Most paths around town ran naturally yesterday as soft slabs, on the storm interface or to the ground, 2-3 feet deep on, east through north aspects below treeline, one on a northwest aspect near treeline. D1.5 to D2 in size, some wide propagation. Most, if not all of these paths also ran during the December cycle, so their structure prior to this storm was shallow and fully faceted. Roughly 25 slides on Gibsons Ridge, Unemployment Chutes, above Peanut Lake Road, Happy Chutes, Whetstone, and the smaller slopes enroute to Mt. CB, etc. SS-N-R2/3-D1.5/2-I/O. Also a natural D1.5 soft slab in Red Lady Bowl, SE aspect ATL.
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Snowpack:

Gibson Ridge

Gibson Ridge

Above Peanut Lake Road

Above Peanut Lake Road

Whetstone

Whetstone

Gibson Ridge

Gibson Ridge

Gibson Ridge

Gibson Ridge

Gibson Ridge

Gibson Ridge

Washington Gulch

Washington Gulch