Mount Emmons

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

Name: Evan Ross
Title: Mount Emmons
Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/01/2015
Aspect: South East, South
Elevation: 9000-11,400

Weather: WEATHER: Few clouds becoming overcast and snowing by 10am. Snowing up to S2 at times with about 2″ of accumulation. Calm to light down valley winds.

Snowpack: SNOWPACK/AVALANCHE OBS: Same same really. Could still feel a density change by probe of weaker snow on top of the 12/13 facets and below the solstice slab. Likely a thin layer of NSF that should be gaining strength. On a south slope at treeline this interface was still noticeable in a pit wall but was considerably stronger then a pit dug on 12/26, same aspect, and about 500ft lower in elevation.

On a cross loaded slope just above the parking lot 2″ windslabs where cracking.