Slate River Avalanche Obs

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/24/2015
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Slate River Avalanche Obs
Aspect:
Elevation: 9,000 ft.

Avalanches: Short tour up to Gunsight Bridge to view avalanche activity. Looks like most of Climax chutes ran mid storm. D2 to D2.5 debris piles, but crowns filled in. Two of the debris piles hit or came close to the summer lower loop trail. More crowns on Schuykill Ridge (E, NE aspects N/BTL), Augusta (S/SE aspect ATL), Mineral Point (E aspect ATL), and Purple (E Aspect ATL). Too far away to give much detail on the slides, but at least D2 in size.
Weather: Clear skies filled in by noon. Cold. No precip.  Blowing snow off of Scarp Ridge from SW winds, otherwise no transport.
Snowpack: