Front Side Snodgrass

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/07/2016
Name: Evan Ross
Subject: Front Side Snodgrass
Aspect: South East, South
Elevation: 9,400-10,400 BTL terrain.

Weather: Clear sky with some thin clouds developing in the afternoon. Calm winds, strong solar.
Snowpack: Toured on mostly low angle or sub 30 degree terrain. Snow surface on low angle was staying dry, while SE slopes over 25 degrees had a moist snow surface and all south slopes were also moist. No obvious signs to instability, and 29th interface was in the 4-5cm range and would have been hard to collapse.
Briefly got an easterly slope that had avalanched back during the Christmas cycle. Quick obs pointed at a poor structure that would need more time to understand if it was something to be concerned about.