Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/07/2018
Subject: Red Coon & Red Lady Glades
Aspect: South East, South
No new slab avalanches, but significant sloughing in RL bowl. Sloughs ran 800+ feet.
Weather: Low-lying fog in the morning (9:30), clearing by 11:00. Zero wind, temp in the 20s.
Snowpack: A few fresh inches on top of a melt/freeze crust in Red Coon glades. Still some collapsing ascending Coon Ridge to the summit. No remote triggers, but plenty of fresh loading in the NE terrain of Coon basin. Top 8 or 10 inches was already wet and heavy around 11,000 feet descending back into Red Lady drainage (11:00AM). Wet slides could be an issue on steeper slopes a little later in the day. Observed several fresh slough slides from wind transported snow in Red Lady bowl. Top half of the RL glades skied well while bottom half was wet, heavy & sticky. I imagine things will be crusty tomorrow after tonight’s refreeze.