No sings of instability. Large Surface Hoar growth.

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/05/2017
Name: JSJ
Subject:
Aspect: South East, South, South West
Elevation: 9,100-12,400

Avalanches:
Weather: Clear and cold at TH…5F @ 8am. Light winds from the NNW w/ Mod gusts at ridge top. Strong solar
Snowpack: No sings of instability. Large Surface Hoar growth found all the way to Mt. Emmons summit at 12,400’ where protected from wind. Strong solar today warming wind sheltered snow surfaces by 1200. Yesterday’s 10-15cms HST bonded well to underlying windboard and suncrusts.