Snodgrass

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/19/2016
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Snodgrass
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 11,100-9,400 ft

Avalanches: See photo below of Mt Axtell slide first observed yesterday by JSJ.
Weather: Clear, moderate N valley winds with some small plumes observed on a few peaks near East Maroon Pass. Warm temps.
Snowpack: ~4-8″ of dry, settled powder over 3/14 crust layer, well bonded. Snow became more wind-affected, with soft sastrugi and denser wind drifts towards valley bottom. No signs of instability.

Recent natural slide on Mt. Axtell, NE aspect ATL, above Green Lake.

Recent natural slide on Mt. Axtell, NE aspect ATL, above Green Lake.