Snodgrass SW & Washington Gulch NE

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/21/2016
Name: J Banks
Subject: Snodgrass SW & Washington Gulch NE
Aspect: North East, South West
Elevation: 9,400-10,700

Weather: Calm to light NW, Intense Solar, cold in shade
Snowpack: No signs of instability even with 5 people tromping along together. Skied slopes up to 35*
SW, 31*, 10,240ft 2 pits 50 m apart
HS 100cm
ECTP15 @ 36cm in both pits. crust-facet-crust combo. Same layer & results as yesterdays pits on S aspect @ 10,200 on snodgrass.
Storm snow well bonded to crust that became moist & thick

NE 40* 5 people stomping through a road cut & punching through the full snowpack depth of 100cm @ 9,600 with no results. storm snow ~30cm from last couple days well bonded to facets forming the midpack. 3-4mm depth hoar at bottom.