“Leonard” Washington Gulch

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/06/2016
Subject: “Leonard” Washington Gulch
Aspect: North, North East, East
Elevation: 10,900

Avalanches: Several recent small windslab releases above tree line on W face of Gothic. A few noticeable older slides on Schuylkill .
Weather: Mostly sunny. West wind gusting to 20mph.
Snowpack: 7 inch settlement cones on flatter terrain. Wind was moving small amounts of snow over the ridge throughout the day. Windslabs were beginning to form, but as of 3pm, were not very stiff. Stomped around on and skied several slopes with no signs of instability. The skiing was inconsistent in some spots due to minor wind affected snow.