Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/27/2020
Name: Zach Kinler
Aspect: North, North East, East, South East
No new avalanches observed.
Weather: Stunning bluebird day, FEW high clouds drifting over. Temps near freezing with light NW breeze occasionally gusting to moderate.
Snowpack: Toured below tree line on the north side of Mt. Emmons on E-N aspects. HS 130- 160 cm. No signs of instability while skiing on slopes up to 35 degrees or stomping small test slopes greater than 35 degrees. Profiled E and N aspects targeting the early February interface. This layer was 43 cm down on E and 60 cm down on N. ECTX on both slopes however on E the 1st loading step after the standard test got propagating results. Both produced PST END results with E 35/100 and N 40/100. Due east surfaces remained dry while any aspect south of east became moist.