Mt Emmons South

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

Name: Jake Jones
Title: Mt Emmons South
Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/21/2014
Aspect: South
Elevation: 12,000

Avalanches: Poor visibility overall but no natural or human triggered avalanches were observed. No signs of instability on the tour up or down. Although we stuck to low angle terrain.

Weather: Moderate to strong snowfall and wind above treeline.

Snowpack: 6-8″ of low density storm snow resting on a poorly developed crust from last week. The November crust is more developed and was mostly supportive on higher angle slopes 25-30 degrees. Overall shallow snowpack between 12,000 and 9,300 on south aspect close to town.