Snodgrass Obs

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/08/2018
Name: Alex Tiberio

Subject: Snodgrass Obs
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9600-10500

Avalanches:

Saw 1 slide that looks like it was skier triggered on 1/7/17 on the skiers left side of “whiskey”. Crown about 20-30 feet ran to the bottom of the first pitch, I got a couple sloughs to run short distances on my final run of the day.

Weather: Cloudy in AM clearing in afternoon
Snowpack: Surface hoar blanketed all slope I traveled on. In a few handpits earlier in the morning I could not find a defined slab. Fist hardness top to bottom. By late afternoon I saw some shooting cracks and felt one collapse.

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