Coneys Island

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/26/2018
Name: Chris Martin

Subject: Coneys Island
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 9600′-10800′

Avalanches:

N/O

Weather: Partly Cloudy with a High of about 29F. Calm winds.
Snowpack: 8-10″ of new snow fell across the anthracite Mesa, snow remains a very soft slab(if at all) BTL and well below the ridge lines. Near coneys ridge above first bowl and trending into second bowl, Soft Snow lays over harder windslab. Slabs Present near ridge on lee aspects. Weak layers were observed within the new storm and blown snow near ridgleines on lee aspects between first bowl and second bowl zone of coneys’.

Persistent Slab Observed in the coneys zone, convex corner entrance, 70-80 cm from surface, about 20-25 cm of 2-3mm Depth Hoar.

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