Roadside avalanche obs

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area, Cement Creek Area
Date of Observation: 01/10/2017
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Roadside avalanche obs
Elevation: BTL

Avalanches: Lots of natural soft slab avalanches below treeline, mostly D1.5 to D2 in size, various aspects. Limited vis of higher elevations. Observed one large powder cloud come off of NW aspect NTL of Whetstone, but couldn’t make out the crown. One debris pile off of Whetstone looked about D3, came down from alpine.

NE Gibson Ridge. D1.5

D2 NE Washington Gulch

D2.5 SE Whetstone

D1.5 NW Round Mtn

D2, N Cement Mtn

D1.5 S Cement Creek

D2. SW Cement Creek

D2 NE X Chutes

D1.5 NE Slate RIver

D2 NE aspect Slate River

D1.5 NE Slate River

D1.5 NE Slate River

D2. N Whetstone

D3 debris below obscured start zone

NE Whetstone D1.5

E Gibson Ridge. D2

E Gibson Ridge. D1.5

NE Whetstone D1.5