Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/11/2018
Subject: Anthracites Naturals
Aspect: North, North East, East, South East, South
See photo, elevation 10,500, ENE aspect r4d1.5-2? This is below and slightly skier’s left of the steep rollers skier’s left of sevens (which also had slid)
Also all the usual suspects – the NE facing steep shot at baby bowl. All the steep terrain above the skin track skier’s left of sevens, running through pretty tight trees. Multiple crowns in the playground. These all occurred between 2 pm yesterday when the scholo skier was last there and this morning at 9 when we toured through.
Also rode our sleds down the road to look at east bowl and get more practice digging out Sam’s sled – several slides throughout east bowl and running into friendly finish.
Weather: Chilly and gusty. Large snow plumes coming off of and swirling in east bowl.
Snowpack: Several large collapses throughout the tour both on and off the skintrack, including at least one large collapse produced on the skin track on our second lap. Surprisingly little in the way of shooting cracks, except for while breaking track through wind affected snow on the ridge. We stuck to low angle terrain and had no signs of instability while skiing. A solo skier skied rock and tree with no results. We also stomped off a few very small cornices into the south facing terrain, producing no results.