Mt. Owen Profiles

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 12/05/2018
Name: Tom Schaefer

Subject: Mt. Owen Profiles
Aspect: North East, South
Elevation: 11400′


#1 (Green Lake Gully Washer) N-SS-R2-D3-O
#2 (SE lookers right of GLGW) N-SS-R2-D2-O
#3 (NE shoulder of Owen) N-SS-R2-D2.5-O
Appears all 3 failed on the Nov. 22 interface

Weather: Overcast throughout the day temps in the teens with steady moderate winds from the SW. ATL snow was continuously being transported onto lee slopes.
Snowpack: Headed out to Mt. Owen to check out 3 natural avalanches off Mt. Owen that occurred between the 4th and 5th. Ski pen 15cm, boot pen 65cm. Avg. HS on the bench below Owen was 120cm avg. Along Scarp ridge on the windward side was avg. of 30cm. of soft snow . Pack has become more supportive, but in general there is still plenty of snow available for transport.