Mount Axtell

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/28/2016
Name: Ian Havlick
Subject: Mount Axtell
Aspect: North, North East, East
Elevation: 9-12,000

Avalanches: none
Weather: Clear, calm, still cold start to morning but warmed nicely into upper 30s. strong solar.
Snowpack: SNowpack consisted of cold settled powder still on northerly facing terrain, with some thin temperature crusts in lower elevation trees. Dug one pit in a NNE facing, 40ยบ slope in upper funnel of Pencil Coulior, 11,700ft… generally all large grained facets with 6mm surface hoar on top. F to 4F+..ECTX. some minor facet sluffing, and very isolated 2″ windslab from Tuesday’s snow and wind. generally stable.