Brush Creek

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Brush Creek Area
Date of Observation: 02/07/2016
Name: Ian Havlick/Level 1 Avy Course
Subject: Brush Creek
Aspect: East, South East, South, South West, West, North West
Elevation: 9000-10500

Avalanches: Got small glipmse of Double Top natural avalanche as well as numerous D1 wet loose slides confined to new storm snow out of steep, rocky terrain on SE-S-SW facing slopes.
Weather: clear to slightly overcast skies midday, increasing moderate NW-N winds. Strong radiation, above freezing temperatures.
Snowpack: Moderate NW-N winds transporting small amounts of loose snow from surface, not forming signifcant windslabs. Numerous booming collapses, and secondary collapses from others farther back in skin track. Some subtle cracks were observed from these large whoomphs as well. DUg one pit on a SW facing slope, NTL, 10,400ft, ECTP20, ECTN17, CT15 all sudden planar, associated with crusts and small 1mm near crust facets above several different crusts. In general, slabs were 50-70cm thcikness.