Remote Trigger Avalanche Evans Basin

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/14/2019
Name: Alex Banas

Subject: Finding some shallow love in Evan (Basin)
Aspect: East, South East
Elevation: NTL

Avalanches:

While touring up the Evans Basin ridge we remote triggered the steep, E-SE slope from 30′ away. It ran 150m wide and ran to the valley floor. Crown averaged 40cm’s deep with max depth of 65cms’s. It ran on small grained facets above a stout 2cm thick melt freeze crust. It was the 1/15 or 1/21 PWL. Midslope, it stepped down to the holiday? PWL for a 15m wide crown. SS-ASr-D2.5-O

Weather: Overcast day with calm winds and warm temps. Starting snowing S1 at 1330.

Snowpack: Today we toured up from the bottom of Elk Creek through Evans basin and over to RLG. We dug on a near treeline, east facing aspect with a hint of north in Elk Basin. HS 200cm, CT 12 SC on small grained facets down 65cm’s (1/21) The 1/15 PWL was down 80cm’s.

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