Scarps Ridge

CB Avalanche Center2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/11/2018
Name: Jeff Banks

Subject: Scarps Ridge
Aspect: North, East, South, West
Elevation: 9,400-12,400


Too numerable to count. Most of Scarps ridge is littered with mid-storm releases where a crown was not usually visible. Most of these appeared to be ~D1.5 to small D2 in very steep, cliffy terrain.
However observed a few notable slabs:
-North side of Barkmarker zone 2 X D2 that slid within the basal facets post storm @ 12K, N aspect.
-Adjacent to these slides another D2 from mid storm
-SE in Elk basin slid D2, possible slab

Weather: Cold -20C clear light winds
Snowpack: Super variable. only a few moderate sized collapses along ridge lines where the snow was shallow ~50cm with a WS above facets.