CBAC 2020-21 Observations

Zone: Northwest Mountains

Location: Kebler Pass Road and Anthracites

Date of Observation: 12/19/2020

Name: Zach Guy


Subject: Kebler

Aspect: North East

Elevation: BTL

Avalanches: A few more freshies to add to the list: Gibson Ridge (D1.5) and Kebler Pass Road (D1), both below treeline.

Weather: Moderate northwest winds through the day with drifting snow ongoing. Sunny skies gave way to mostly cloudy skies and light snowfall.

Snowpack: Limited travel off of skin track and debris today, be we got several localized collapses on open slopes. Test pits on shady aspects BTL produced easy to moderate propagating results on the 12/10 facet layer, buried by a two foot soft slab. On heavily windloaded terrain, that layer was up to 5 or 6 feet deep. Also got some shallow cracking in wind drifted features.