Gothic Obs

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/14/2018
Name: Steve Banks

Subject: Gothic Obs
Aspect: West
Elevation: 9500

Avalanches:

No recent avalanches were observed.

Weather: Clear and Sunny, little to no wind, high temps near freezing.
Snowpack: Mostly travelled on the road to Gothic. Observed small 1-3 mm surface hoar in the valley floor. In untrammeled terrain low in the valley West facing we received multiple loud collapses. There were areas of wind stiffened surface snow and evidence of previous wind drifting and loading (including some scree loading)

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