Anthracites (different ob)

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 12/21/2015
Name: MR
Subject: Anthracites
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 10,000-11,200

Avalanches: East bowl above happy ending, R1.5D1.5, no crown visible, only observed from the AMR parking lot. Appeared to be a wind/storm slab that released just below ridge and ran in the new snow, stopping on the bench above the last pitch. Didn’t appear to step down or propagate further. See pic.

Also a couple loose snow sluffs had released naturally and ran a short distance in tree and big chute.
Weather: Calm, intermittently broken skies to s2-3 snowfall. Most of the day felt warm, maybe 25F
Snowpack: Around 14 inches of storm snow from the last 36 hours of activity. Some drifting and wind lips but no other signs of slab formation in the new snow, besides east bowl avalanche noted below. No cracking or whumpfing. A couple loose snow sluffs had released naturally and ran a very short distance.

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