Washington Gulch

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/07/2016
Name: Jeff Banks
Subject: Washington Gulch
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9600-10,300

Weather: OVC, L/M NW winds funneling down washington gulch S-1 from 12:00 onwards
Snowpack: SNOWPACK: BTL ENE. No signs of instability
skipen 10-20cm
ftpen ground
Top~10cm loose facets/intermittent wind affected, often 4F/1F in open main valley
~25-30cm weak faceting mid pack but just supportive to 110mm skis
Bottom ~10cm large 2-4mmfacets/some polycrystals, almost cohesive enough to make a snowball