Snowpack obs

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/07/2016
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Snowpack obs
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9,700-10,800

Weather: Light snowfall in the morning, lull midday, and pulses of light to moderate snowfall in the afternoon. Calm winds. Mild temps. Overcast to broken skies.
Snowpack: About 3″ of new snow. All steep terrain that we came across had avalanched during Christmas cycle and only avalanche concern was shallow sluffs on these slopes. Dug one pit on a low angle slope that hadn’t slid. HS was 95 cm, with 85 cm of slab over fist hard facets. The slab is decaying from the bottom up and top down due to faceting, but there was still about 10cm of 1F remaining near the bottom of the slab. Slab felt noticeably softer/weaker than snow profiles last week of similar snow depth. Propagating results still. (ECTP19 SC Q1)