Decomposing slab

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/16/2017
Name: Eavn Ross
Subject: Decomposing slab
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: Mainly 11,500-12,600

Weather: Melanoma inducing weather. Calm wind.
Snowpack: Upper snowpack contenues to lose strength as the decomposing and near surface faceting processes continue. Less of a sluffing issue today due to more wind effect on the snow surface. Didn’t encounter any small wind slabs like yesterday, but suspect you could have found a small slab in the right terrain. Maybe terrain with more cross loaded features. No other signs to instability, felt like low danger travel advice. Old snow interface was down about 25-30cm. CTM RP on decomposing stellars on this interface. ECT Break.

Didn’t spend to much time on due easterly slopes. Though I was feeling like I wanted to get off them by 11am. Mostly as previous wind deposited slabs started to warm and get thick.