Coon Lady

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/02/2019
Name: Chris MArtin

Subject: Coon Lady
Aspect: South East, South, South West, West
Elevation: 9,000-12,395′

Avalanches:

N/O

Weather: Sunny, Warm
Snowpack: Today we observed excellent ski conditions. Throughout ascent, we observed new years snow softly laid over the terrain. As we traveled up in elevations near the Coon Summit and Red lady summit, isolated pockets of wind slab were observed. Slabs ranging from 2-6″ thick and reactive under foot and hand shear tests. One small shooting crack observed within new wind transported snow at the top of coon summit. Red lady bowl entrance showed signs of wind slab in the upper upper start zone near the small cornices. Careful Route finding was pertinent today. Persistent Slab Structure Present on these SE-SW aspects in upper elevations.
Also, Surface Hoar formation on the surface from 9,000′ to about 10,000′ , observed while ascending coon glade.

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