Slate River Avalanche Obs

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/18/2019
Name: Evan Ross

Subject: Slate River Avalanche Obs

Avalanches: Heading out the Slate River. Avalanche activity was widespread on NE aspects to the east of OBJ Creek. Wide propagating crowns in the Happy Chutes and new D2 and D2.5 debris below many of the Climax Chutes. Difficult to See the Climax Chutes with visibility. Passing OBJ the natural avalanche activity became more specific. Didn’t see any activity in the main Schulkyll area. Reaching the great wide open on Schulkyll, there were several D2 to D2.5 avalanches reaching the Slate River. Those avalanches were failing on the lookers right side of the avalanche paths where they get cross-loaded. Then propagating wider in rolls lower down in the terrain.