East River

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/21/2018
Name: Evan Ross

Subject: East River
Aspect: NE
Elevation: 9,000-9,500

Avalanches:

Not seeing anything fresh looking around the East River Valley.

Weather: Clear with increasing clouds in the afternoon. No wind.
Snowpack: 40 to 60cm. Variable snowpack structure, any potential PS avalanche problem was isolated in the terrain. Mostly soft snow over weak snow, or soft snow over wind-board over weak snow. Skiing nicely with yesterdays new snow having come in without wind in the area and cold temps keeping surfaces weakening and soft.

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