Gothic Area obs

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/16/2016
Name: Evan Ross
Subject: Gothic Area obs
Elevation: Below treeline

Avalanches: Watched a power cloud hit the willows at the upper valley transition below the East Face of Gothic. Poor visibility, D2.5-3 estimate.
Weather: Snow intensity decreased throughout the day. S2 becoming s-1 by 3-4pm. Generally light winds in valley. Extreme gusts developing at 5pm and temps dropping.
Snowpack: Didn’t really get off the road. Didn’t observe anything significant on this front.