CSAS Hosts University of Colorado Field Camp

CSAS News: Jan 2010

Dr. Brandon Vogt and Dr. Emily Skop, from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, returned to Silverton with twelve students in January 2010 for a week-long field class in physical and cultural geography.  Students tackled research questions ranging from “what makes avalanche forecasting so difficult” to “is Silverton a viable community”.   CSAS hosted two class sessions for the group in our office at 1428 Greene Street and led field excursions to Red Mountain Pass and Molas Pass for hands-on immersion in what was then a very interesting and still “conditionally stable” snowpack, and which only a week later produced a widespread avalanche cycle during a week-long series of storms.