CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/08/2017
Name: Will Nunez
Subject: Snodgrass
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9400-11100

Avalanches: Small D1 wet loose on the east face of gothic, small sluffing on N-NE aspects.
Weather: Clear and HOT with a light breeze out of the NW
Snowpack: The persistent slab structure was found on N-NE terrain at 10,500ft. A quick pit reveled hand hardness of F20cm 4F30cm 1F30cm HS230cm. A 1.5mm faceted interface 40cm down was tested by a compression test resulting in CTH22Q2. Another layer of concern was found 90cm down while doing a shovel sheer. It had lots of resistance but came out as planer with 2mm rounding facets. N-NE faces stayed dry while E faces warmed up and started to crust up around 3:30pm, Surface Hoar was present in protected slopes and shaded terrain. No other instability’s were observed.