Axtell

Name: Travis Colbert
Title: Axtell
Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 12/19/2014
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 11,000-11,500

Avalanches: New snow is not bonding to the rotten snow from Thanksgiving. Fresh snow running readily on steep slopes, picking up momentum and gouging into the facetted base. First turns into half bowl produced a soft slide with a 10-12 inch mini-crown that ran for 100+ feet. Bailed and skied the lower angle trees near the skin track. Natural slide through the Pencil and lots of other releases observed in 1st and 2nd bowls.

Weather: Intermittent light snow. 10-15 degrees.

Snowpack: 8-10 inches of new snow over the past couple of days. 2-3 inches of fresh on the skin track. Light and unconsolidated snow on top of facets.