Zachary’s Tour

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Crested Butte Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/01/2015
NAME: Sovick
SUBJECT: Zachary’s Tour
ASPECT: South, South West
ELEVATION: 12,400

WEATHER: Light snow, winds 0-10mph. Temps around 30 degrees

SNOWPACK: Jan. 31st Tour: 4″-6″ new snow on a very firm surface along the west facing skintrack below treeline. Descended southern aspects and estern aspects. The new snow did not slough or crack. It seemed to be bonding well to the old surface.
Feb 1st Tour: Same zone, strong winds formed windslabs quickly. Observed rapid warming on protected southern aspects. No signs of instability.