Snodgrass

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Crested Butte Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/19/2015
NAME: ADB
SUBJECT: Snodgrass
ASPECT:
ELEVATION: BTL/NTL

AVALANCHES: On east side of Snodgrass, observed older avalanche debris in a terrain trap and a recent N-LS-R1 on SE aspect (slide may have occurred within last 72 hours).

WEATHER: mostly sunny skies with slight breeze with a gradual transition to mostly cloudy skies to breeze. Breeze didn’t have velocity to transport snow.

SNOWPACK: Southeast aspest along skin track had “crunchy sun crust.

East side of Snodgrass: Hand test below ridge revealed sun crust underlain by facets. This cycle repeated itself for a depth of 16 to 20 cm.
At same elevation band as aspens, snow transitioned to stiff wind slabs to Gothic road.