Maroon hut Gothic region

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/12/2017
Name: Ross
Subject: Maroon hut Gothic region
Aspect: North, North East, South, West
Elevation: 9500-10700

Weather: A mix of clear skies to overcast S1
Snowpack: Mixed bag out there with a snow pack that wants to turn to spring but the weather just won’t let it.
!st day tour 3 /11, into Virginia basin, warming temps and according to Billy ( the gothic legend ) temps went to 52 f at almost a record, with a pit dug on a West aspect at 1080 ft. CTM 14 SP Q1 down 40cm was our main concern. Its out there! ECT test did not produce any results, ECTX .
Skied the south shot into Copper Ck and dug another pit on a S aspect at 10,000ft no results from either a CT to ECT. No other activity seen from the days outing. Moist snow on the S other aspects and the corn harvest had begun.
3/12 .Put a halt to the corn harvest. Tour day we decided to squeeze out the last of the Snodgrass powder. dug a pit at 10,700 on a NE aspect CTH21, ECTN21 40cm down.
There seems to be a problem child that is being spanked into submission, its out there but harder to get results.

We were in full tradition mode the last couple of days and it didn’t quite go all the way in the Gothic zone.