Washington Gulch

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/11/2019
Name: Steve Banks

Subject: Washington Gulch
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 10,700


No new

Weather: Overcast with a low ceiling in the morning. Warm temps and calm winds. Snow began around 11am and really kicked in around 12:30, tapering by 2:30. 3 cms of accumulation by 3 pm. Minimal winds all day, but coming from the E/SE if anything.

Snowpack: Ski pen 10 cms with boot pen around 40 cms. Very supportive snowpack. Probing throughout tour found HS 220 to 280. Very well consolidated upper 150-180 cms. Weak layers felt near the bottom of the pack, but they are down there deep.