Wolverine Basin

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/29/2018
Name: ZDK

Subject: Wolverine Basin
Aspect: North, North East, East, South East
Elevation: 9,000′-11,400′


SS-N-R1-D2-I/O East aspect ~11,800′ Shallow wind/storm slab ran off of ridge and stepped down 1-2 feet lower in bowl(See picture)

Weather: SCT-BKN skies, S-1 snow showers off and on. Light-Mod. NW winds creating light transport on lee ridges/peaks. Temps hanging around 0C @ 11,000′
Snowpack: Soft, fairly dry snow on northerlies, variety of crusts on any sunny aspect.
Top of Right Chute, North aspect, 11,300′ HS 185 cm, mid pack was mostly rounded grains 4F-1F. Weak layer at ground was ~ 30cm of slightly moist, rounding DH that is still fragile(See picture).
~1cm Graupel layer 20cm from surface and a 1 cm MFcr @ 30 cm (3/23 interface) may be future weak layers.