11/24 Kebler Pass Observation

CBAC 2014-15 Observations

Date of Observation: November 24, 2014
Location: Kebler Pass Area
Aspect (N/S/E/W, etc.): N-NE
Elevation: 9800-11400

Returned to the same zone as yesterday, see WD’s report from 11/23. An additional three inches or so and evidence of strong wind activity overnight. Observed some whoomphing and cracking at the top of the skin track on the ridge where there was lots of wind deposition. Pit at the top of the line we skied confirmed the additional three inches up high. Storm snow was still unconsolidated but ran easily on the old surface, we expected to see loose snow sluffing. Entire pack failed on the ground facets with considerable force. No signs of instability on decent of that line. On the second run wrapping around toward exit trees we observed lots of wind loading and a very defined wind slab of 6 inches or so which failed easily on rollovers.