Snodrass tour

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/30/2017
Name: Avy 1 course

Subject: Snodrass tour
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9200- 9866

Avalanches:

We saw old slides on NE aspect of all three bowls (1st, 2nd, 3rd) of snodgrass around 10, 400 – 11,000

Weather: Sky: Broken
Air Temp: 4 c
Wind: Light
N0 precipitation
Snowpack: Snow surface; – 2c
20 CM down: – 4 c
Group dug Two snow pits:
NE aspect, incline 32, 9866 elevation
(2) CT1 SP on 27cm down on 2mm-3mm facet layer
ECT 3 SP on 27cm down on 2mm-3mm facet layer
Other pit:
NE aspect, incline 26, 9850 elevation
CT4 SC 23 cm down on 2mm-3mm facet layer
ECT 11 SC 23 cm down on 2mm-3mm facet layer
Both groups observed collapsing during their tour up. Also saw shooting cracks on the up track.

 

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