Stayed locked up on the south

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Brush Creek Area
Date of Observation: 03/12/2017
Subject: Stayed locked up on the south
Aspect: South
Elevation: 12,000-14,000

Weather: Clear skys in the morning became overcast by 9am. Those clouds started thinning around 1pm. Strong northwesterly wind gusts at ridgeline.
Snowpack: Southerly aspects mostly stayed locked up. Below 12,000 feet the snow surface softened in the afternoon. Above 13,000ft the surface crusts where supportive but only about 5cm’s thick and capping faceted snow or layers of crust facets below. Yesterdays snow was blow in up to an 1″ in spots. No avalanche concerned observed.