Mount Emmons

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/19/2016
Name: WN
Subject: Mount Emmons
Aspect: North, North West
Elevation: 9-12000

Weather: Clear, warm, dry, light winds on the Red Lady skin track with moderate winds coming from the NW on the Redwell side.
Snowpack:The wind has had its battle with the surface of Redwell Basin. Sastrugi and wind board has affected the entire area with wind transporting fine grained facets. New snow from the prior storm was wind swept with snow drifts ranging from 10-12cm, HS ranging from 200-180cm at 11,000ft. Observed in Redwell Basin reminisce of wind affected avalanche activity on NE aspect ATL as well as in Right Chute NTL as see in the attached photo. No signs of instability.