Road tour Hwy 135

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/18/2016
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Road tour Hwy 135
Elevation: Views from valley bottom

Avalanches: Large natural soft slabs off of Oh-Be-Joyful (SE ATL), Augusta (SE ATL), Baldy (E ATL), Coon Basin (SE ATL), and a smaller one on Whetstone (E ATL). All looked to have failed at or above the storm interface; nothing broke deeper. Crowns estimated 150 to 400 ft wide. SS-N-R1/2-D2-U. A lot of the old bedsurfaces on shaded aspects below treeline along Whetstone and near town sluffed naturally, entraining older facets, small in size. L-N-R1-D1-O
Weather: Plumes off of peaks in northeast corner of our zone. Elsewhere transport was minimal this morning.