Gunsight Pass/ Wolverine Basin

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Crested Butte Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/01/2015
NAME: Zoe Smith & Matt Tello
SUBJECT: Gunsight Pass/ Wolverine Basin
ASPECT: North, North East
ELEVATION: 11,200 ft

WEATHER: Sunny, Chilly temperatures. Strong NW winds of 20 mph consistently through the day with gusts up to 30mph. Blowing snow at ridge line of Wolverine Basin with gusts over 40mph creating “tornado-like” swirling.

SNOWPACK: Dug a pit at 11,200 ft on N aspect on 15* slope. ECT12 sudden collapse fracture that did not fall into the pit, occurring on a mostly planar surface, Q2. May of experienced a smoother faster sheer (Q1) if preformed on a steeper slope. Snow height 124cms, collapse 32cm’s down from the surface on angular facets ranging from 2- 8 mm in size.

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