Mt. Owen

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

Name: Zach Guy
Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/11/2015
Aspect: South, North West
Elevation: 11,000 to 13,000 ft.

Avalanches: Touchy windslabs in crossloaded gullies, 4-8″ thick, a few up to 10″ thick. We skier triggered over a dozen soft slabs, running on meltfreeze crusts on southerly aspects and windhardened surfaces on northerly aspects. They weren’t running far or propagating wide distances, but they were increasing in size through the day. SS-ASc-R1-D1-I

Weather: Moderate snowfall, light to moderate westerly winds, some variable directions as we moved through terrain. Overcast.

Snowpack: About 6″ of new snow on the firm interfaces left over from our recent dryspell, up to 10 or 12″ in drifted gullies. New snow is bonding poorly to the Jan 10th interface.