Observation 1/10/16

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/10/2016
Subject: Observation 1/10/16
Aspect: North, North East, South East, South
Elevation: 11,200

Avalanches: Nothing since Christmas storm. No cracking, no collapsing.
Weather: The sun was warming, but most of the day was frigid. Light winds in the morning increased from the NW. Partly cloudy skies and maybe it snowed a little? Or maybe it blew outta the trees.
Snowpack: Skied south/south east around 11 am. Denser snow with a crust layer about 6-8″ under the surface and a solid base below that up to 140 cm. Skied north/northeast (45 degrees on compass), around 1:00. Cold smoke top 12″ with a persistent slab below. Basel facets found in probing in most areas even where previous avalanching had occurred.
SSE slope at 2pm became moist despite cold temps. New snow consolidated to about 4″ over a previous crust. Solid below this with no other crusts found with probing.