After the wind

CBAC 2017-18 Observations

Location:  View from CBMR

Name: Ben Pritchett

Detailed scan around the range from Mt. CB only showed a few small avalanches above treeline.  Also a couple small triggered avalanches from ski patrol’s mitigation work this morning.

Mt. Axtell, note cross loading on the low ridges.

Upper anthracites w/ maximum loading on SE aspects.

Mt. Emmons with a hint of cornice forming along the skier’s left ridge of Coon Basin.

Remarkably few avalanches observed through the southern end of the Ruby Range.

One small wind slab avalanche off Scarp Ridge.  SS-N-R1D1-U

Several small wind slab avalanches above Dipold Basin. SS-N-R1D1.5-U.

No avalanches visible of Gothic’s East Face.

Patrol knocked down a couple small one’s in Horseshoe…

and one at the top of Ruby Chief, both failing in the faceted layers below.

Meanwhile, on looking out towards Pearl Pass, the western aspects got hammered last night.