North and South Near Town

Name: Jake Jones
Title: North and South Near Town
Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/01/2015
Aspect: North, North East, South, South West
Elevation: 10,500

Avalanches: No signs of instability on or off the skin track or while making turns.

Weather: Light snow and calm wind early on New Years day.

Snowpack: The most southerly aspects in the Slate River valley are showing the first signs of surface crusts. Those crusts were getting buried by the couple inches of snow that fell today. Northerly aspects in the Washington Gulch valley are growing surface hoar and near surface facets. Overall the snowpack is really supportive on both ends of the compass rose with deeper ski pen on the north. Didn’t travel on slopes steeper than 30 degrees.