Title: Mt. Emmons
Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/01/2015
Avalanches: Due to very low visibility, NA.
Weather: Happy New year. Tour began under mostly sunny skies with clouds moving in from southwest (Mt Axtell). Skies quickly transitioned to mostly cloudy then continuous snowfall. No wind was associated with this front, as there was no wind on the summit ridge or south ridge of Mt. Emmons. The skin track on south ridge had approximately 0.5 inches of new snow. Snow fall rates were less than 1 inch/hour and continuous
Snowpack: While sun was out, observed surface hoar formation in open areas, as I did yesterday on Snodgrass (no obs). ATL-2 to 4 inches of wintry snow. BTL/NTL-4 to 8 inches of wintery snow with infrequent pockets of sun crust.