Natural cycle in Ruby Range

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/06/2017
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Natural cycle in Ruby Range
Elevation: Near/above treeline

Avalanches: Widespread naturals visible in the Ruby Range/ Peeler Basin near and above treeline that ran during the storm. Almost everything steep enough to slide had D1 to D1.5 debris, either small sluffs or storm slabs, mostly smoothed over already. There were numerous D2 to D2.5 slab avalanches as well, a couple perhaps D3. My guess is these larger crowns probably ran on the storm interface. Nothing that ran to the ground from my vantage.  See photos.
Weather: Cold, clear, calm.
Snowpack: Irwin storm total: 57″ w/ 5.56″ SWE. HST: 37″

D2.5 SE aspect of Peeler Peak

D2. South aspect of Peeler Peak

D2. East aspect of Scarp Ridge

D2. South aspect of Justice Ridge

D2.5 NE aspect of Robinson Basin

D2. SE aspect of Afley

D2.5. 6’+ crown? NE aspect of Purple Peak.

D2. East aspect of Scarp Ridge

D2 debris below Scarp Ridge. N aspect

D1.5 to D2 Debris piles below N/NE Scarp Ridge

D2.5 Peeler Peak

D3? Southerly aspects. Treasury.

D2.5 East aspect of Mt. Owen.  Repeat offender from last cycle.

D1.5. South shoulder of Ruby Peak

D2.5 SE aspect of Purple Peak

D2.5 East aspect of Owen