Northern Ruby Range

CBAC CBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 01/13/2022
Name: Zach Kinler

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Route Description: Baxter Basin to Angel Pass area

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Spotted ! D1.5 Wind Slab on SE aspect that likely ran later in the day on 1/12. Several D1 wet loose on steep South from 1/12, 1 that was D1.5(didn’t get picture)
Weather: High thin clouds and light northerly breezes kept it feeling cooler than previous day although temps reached a bit higher.
Snowpack: Surfaces had been worked a bit by wind and sun in alpine areas. Variable crusts on steep S-SE up higher and E at lower elevations. Jumped in a bed surface on a NNE slope that had avalanched around 12/31. There was 75 cm of snow on the old bed surface, up to 1F hard. At this location, the 1/6 interface was 1-1.25 mm facets and produced propagating ECT only after standard loading steps and smackin it a bit harder. The overlying slab was fairly soft(4F).

 

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