Mt. Emmons

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/24/2018
Name: ADB

Subject: Mt. Emmons
Aspect: South, South West
Elevation: BTL/NTL


NA on Mt. Emmons and no instabilities on new skin track.
First Bowl of Axtell BTL on NE aspect: L-U-R1-D1. From perspective on Mt. Emmons, it appears to be on recent snow surface within the past week.

Weather: Moderate winds (upper range) sustained on south ridge. Direction changed frequently but predominantly from the west and northwest. Considerable cross-loading of Red Lady bowl. Lot of blowing snow before 11AM.
Snowpack: 2 to 4 inches of new snow /24 hours.