Weekend at the Friends Hut

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Brush Creek Area
Date of Observation: 03/04/2019
Name: Travis Tucker

Subject: Weekend at the Friends Hut
Aspect: South East
Elevation: 11,490 —> 12,600


SS-NSU-R3 D3-I (but stepped down into old) SE face of Carbonate @ 12,600’ SZ Lrg SS avs observed on Timber Hill Chutes on exit.

Weather: We measured snow fall using H2D at Friends Hut from 3/1 to 3/4 and recorded 48” of snow. Sky was OVC —> OBS until Monday. Light to Moderate winds with strong gusts throughout weekend from SW —> NW. S-1 —> S-Nukin for most of weekend. Avalanches observed with better vis on Monday.

Snowpack: Hasty Pit. See photo. HS 225. PF Thigh. Storm Slab was reactive while PS was stubborn to CT, ECT.
CTE 7 RP Q2 & ECTN 12 d20 cm on 4mm DF
PST 45/100 (SF) d60cm on MFcr