Irwin avalanche activity

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/01/2016
Name: Irwin Guides
Subject: Irwin avalanche activity
Aspect: East, South, West

Avalanches: Just about Every West Aspect over 30 degrees went natural to some degrees, sometime in the early morning of Feb 1st . L-N-R1-D1.5-S. Some ran full track with debris running through the flats and powder blast 6’ up trees.
Re-Up East: small slide by the rock jumps put small debris pile on the road, No crown visible, began by upper 2 rocks
Only 2 Slab avalanches observed: Pacos way Left: SS-N-R1-D1-S Estimated from far: 12-20” deep, 100’ wide ran 300’. Released by the base of small trees. Sunny Shoulder: SS-ASc-R1-D1.5-S 12-20” Deep, 80’ wide ran 400’ ran in the storm snow 15cm’s above Jan 29th crust. Broke on classic convexity.
Weather: Overcast to Obscured and Snowing most of the day. High temp 23F/16F. Winds were pretty light most of the day and picked up a little bit at sunset.
Snowpack: Storm board at 33″ (2.75 SWE) 6″ fell during the day. 11″ overnight. Winds have been super kind and barely a slab to be found out there so far. Loose snow and sluffing have been touchy and running in storm snow above the crust.