Mt. Emmons

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations, Snow Profiles

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 03/26/2016
Name: Seth Beers
Subject: Mt. Emmons
Aspect: South East
Elevation: 12250′

Avalanches: Old crown – likely from mid-week storm on bowl just to lookers right of Green Lake on Mt. Axtell – R2.5, D2
Weather: Cloudy with periods of clear sky. Light winds from both SW and NW with blowing snow at ridge lines.
Snowpack: See Avanet pit profile attached. HST varied fro 5 cm to 20 cm throughout tour depending on elevation and exposure to wind transport with MFCR sandwich in the top portion of the snowpack. HST was unconsolidated and temps seemed to stay cool today to prevent moisture buildup on SE aspect – maybe down to ~10K’. Descended at ~330 pm.

Did see a repeated CTH results just below the DH layer below an ice layer but think this was due to isolating the column in the test. During my tour and I never punched blow the early March MFCR that sits below the recent storm layers.