Friends Hut Area, Brush Creek

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Brush Creek Area
NAME: Zach Guy
SUBJECT: Friends Hut Area, Brush Creek




SNOWPACK: No signs of instability today except a few rollerballs on steep southerly aspects ATL. Windslabs trending toward unreactive…kicked around on a few pockets and couldn’t get any to budge. On north aspects above treeline, the recent snow (~6″) landed on 1mm near surface facets; that seems were you could trigger a windslab if you found one, but most of these slopes were scoured back by NW to N winds in the past 2 days. Surfaces became wet to moist on SE to S to SW aspects near/above treeline today, with moisture down to the old 3/24 crust interface.
Several profiles on the north face of Crystal Peak (ATL) in areas that didn’t avalanche during early March cycle still showing persistent slab structure, with 60-90 cm of 1F slab over Feb facet layer, ranging from 1.5mm to 3mm in size, generally 4F to F hard. Mixed results from ECTX to ECTP, seemed most concerning in areas with shallower snow depth.