Wet slide in Copper Creek

Name: Gary Dotzler
Title: Wet slide
Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/07/2015
Aspect: South
Elevation: 11,500-10,000

Avalanches: This’s so a wet slide that probably came down 1/6/15 in the copper creek drainage. Might have been a bit scary watching this come down as we are standing on the trail. Hot today, 40f, and yesterday when it probably slid it was a record high at 42f. Cliff side looked like spring instead of dead winter, with numerous wet slide evidence.

Weather: Clear, 40f

Snowpack: Clumpy snow, occasional collaspe