CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Brush Creek Area
Date of Observation: 04/02/2017
Name: Ian Havlick
Subject: Teocalli
Aspect: East, South East, South, South West
Elevation: 8800-13200

Avalanches: Skied slopes up to 45º mid afternoon, with no wet loose activity or pushalanches whatsoever. Confidence inspiring. Northerly slopes still holding powder and highest terrain felt like an isolated windslabs still possible on steepest, shadiest terrain. evidence of the big January avalanche is impressive. A chainsaw will be needed to open up farthest reaches of W. Brush road this summer…
Weather: Beauty day. Mild temps, with highs above freezing even at summit. Almost calm winds, slight NW breeze up high. Skiff of new snow overnight.
Snowpack: Snowpack still looking good out Brush Creek, HS 40-100cm, but well settled, supportable, solid, dense. Minimal boot pen. Large granular corn, with Saturdays storm quickly being absorbed. 1-2″ of newer, sloppier snow in places where windblown by east winds yesterday on south facing slopes. Excellent corn.

Large wet loose avalanche from warm temperatures possibly last week?
Big aspen carpeting