Gothic 7 a.m. report

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/25/2016
Name: billy barr
Subject: Gothic 7 a.m. report
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Avalanches: At 3:45 was skiing up valley when a saw a slide run out of the furthest north bowl on the east side of Gothic (my slide path 001 in case anyone kept that info). Ran down to near the river (an old size 3) but stopped as soon as terrain flattened out. Light was flat and I had no binoculars (or even my glasses) but I would assume a fracture out of the top of the bowl as it was windy up there much of the afternoon. Ran about 2600 feet. billy
Weather: Steady moderate to strong wind all night but with only light off and on blowing snow with a weak 1″ new and water 0.06″. Currently cloudy with very light snow and wind 5-10 gusting to 20. Snowpack at 43″.

12/24 Natural avalanche on northeastern aspect of Gothic Mountain