Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 04/30/2020
Name: Turner Petersen
Subject: Repeat offender day after day: Wet Slide on Whetstone Bear Claw
Aspect: North East
Over the last few days I have watched the lowest bear claw on Whetstone shed snow. Wet slides started as small point releases a few days ago but while at work today I heard a loud “whoosh” noise while working in Skyland. I looked up to see muddy wet snow racing down the bottom of the path snapping small trees. The sound of this slide across a busy highway was impressive to me Along with the fact of three days of constant activity.
Weather: HOT. Rain event a few days ago with hardly any sort of freeze in the last few days.
Snowpack: N/A observed from road