Mt. Emmons

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/15/2017
Name: Arden Feldman
Subject: Mt. Emmons
Elevation: B/N/ATL

Avalanches: No avalanches observed from Mt. Emmons other than D1 loose avalanches off of steep rocks and cliffs on most aspects and the same small slab avalanche on a SW aspect NTL observed in the obs titled “goooooood” from earlier today.
Weather: Broken skies with some sun, calm winds even at ridgetop, S-1 snowfall late in the afternoon.
Snowpack: No Instabilities noted. Dug down to the storm interface on a S aspect BTL. Found a right side up slab sitting on rounding facets with little to no sun crust at the interface. A minor sun crust was beginning to form at the surface on S aspects BTL when the sun disappeared behind clouds late in the afternoon.