Red Coon

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Crested Butte Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/30/2015
NAME: Irwin Guides (CBMG)
SUBJECT: Red Coon
ASPECT: North, East, South East, South
ELEVATION: 9000-11,00

WEATHER: Overcast skies, snowing S1 throughout day, air temp at 11,800′ at mid-day was -5C, light winds from the South. Overall warm and wet day

SNOWPACK: Coral reef with a few cm’s on top on skin up to top of Coon summit. Dug a full profile pit just below summit at 11,800′ on a SE aspect on a 30* slope. HS 152; HST 7cms as of 1200. (see attached pit profile graph for more info). Easy failure with sudden collapse fracture character found with test results at 14cm’s down beneath a stout double crust/facet combo. More concerning was finding repeatable hard failure results with sudden planar fracture character on Compression Tests on a layer down 84cm’s down (Dec 13th interface).

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