Kebler Avalanche Cycle

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 01/31/2021
Name: Evan Ross

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Kebler Pass

Avalanches: Widespread natural avalanche cycle, primarily on E to SE to S facing slopes at all elevations. Could easily count up 20 to 30 avalanches, but probably more. Elk Basin had 4 or 5 D2’s. Numerous large slab avalanches in the Ruby/Owen/Purple group. Numerous natural small to large slab avalanches in the NTL/BTL elevations below Ruby/Owen/Purple. The Dyke area had plenty of large slab avalanche carnage at all elevations. Some old crowns from yesterday, and plenty of sharp fresh crowns from early this morning or today. We were not planing in much for avalanche terrain, but still remote triggered at least one 2ft deep slab avalanche. Saw several other human triggered slab avalanches as well, all failing 1.5 to 3 feet deep.

My camera failed today, sadly. So this is really just a quick ob to document that the avalanche cycle reported in other drainages, also occurred in the Kebler Pass Area.