CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/23/2016
Name: ADB
Subject: Wolverine
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: BTL/NTL

Avalanches: A few 4 foot cracking associated with skin track, but nothing else.
Slides from the recent storm cycle. On bottom of north ridge, for example: HS-N-R4-D2 on a short 75 foot slope. Saw other recent slides in the area. Saw debris in Wolverine but didn’t see the start zone from the ridge line.
Weather: Mostly sunny. Calm
Snowpack: Up to 16 inches of settled snow from recent snowfall this week (last snow was Wednesday). Faceted snow on lower 800 feet down to cross country groomed track. Surface facets less than 1 cm forming throughout snowpack up to the north ridge of Mt. Emmons.