Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/07/2020
Name: Zach Kinler
Aspect: North, North East, East
Very low visibility but did see two D1.5 storm slabs on the lower portions of Climax as well as debris in the runout of one of the larger paths.
Weather: Overcast and warmish. Temps around 30F. S1-S2 snow showers. Light- Moderate NW wind.
Snowpack: ~30 cm (12″) HST. Persistent NW winds throughout this storm have drifted snow a couple of feet deep on leeward slopes below treeline. Small test slopes greater than 35 degrees N-E were touchy with shooting cracks easily initiated on the flats above. These slopes failed on the 2/3 interface which was buried ~38 cm (15″) in this location.