Mount Emmons Observations

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Crested Butte Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 03/14/2015
NAME: SK
SUBJECT: Mount Emmons Observations
ASPECT: North, North East, South, North West
ELEVATION: 8800-12000

WEATHER: Clear skies throughout. Temps well above freezing for most of the day. Calm to light NW winds.

SNOWPACK: No signs of instability noted. Supportive crust on all south aspects until ~10:30. High temps, and calm winds resulted in quick softening of the surface crust as soon as the sun became high and direct. .5cm surface hoar noted on all shaded aspects along with a light crust on NW-W aspects.