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CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/15/2018
Name: Evan Ross. Avy 1 class

Subject: Colorado Backcountry Avalanche Course Observation
Aspect: North East, East, South East
Elevation: 9,800-11,000

Avalanches:
Weather: Mostly clear sky. In the trees for the most part, but winds seemed to be blowing a bit in the open.
Snowpack: Hard to find areas that have seen little previous traffic. On a NE slope at about 10,200ft, a collapsed produced shooting cracks. Otherwise few signs to instability given all the previous traffic in the area. On shaded slopes ski pen was about 15cm and the snowpack was unsupportive to boots. Got on one ESE facing slope with an HS of about 40cm with snow PS structure.

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